In a solemn wreath laying ceremony held at War Memorial, Sector 2, Panchkula, tributes were paid to Maj Sandeep Shankla, AC of 18 DOGRA Regiment, on his 26th Martyrdom Day today.
Homage was also paid to Sepoy Swaran Singh, who also laid down his life on this day during a fierce counter terrorist operation.
Lt Gen GS Dhillon, Chief of Staff, HQ Western Command laid a wreath on behalf of GOC-in-C, Western Command. Veterans, serving Army Officers and civil dignitaries attended this ceremony and paid their homage to these valiant martyrs.
A contingent from the DOGRA Regiment, presented a ceremonial Guard of Honour and a two minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the Martyrs. On this day in 1991, in a counter terrorist operation
Maj Sandeep Shankla, AC led his troops, which resulted in elimination of nine and arrest of 22 terrorists.