Major, Two Jawans Attain Martyrdom In Terror Attack On Indian Army Cant In Nagrota

A Major rank officer and two jawans attained martyrdom battling terrorists in Nagrota cantonment in Jammu.

Though the name of the martyred Major has not been released, social media users claimed that he was Major Kunal Ghasalvi of 166 Medium Regiment Artillery.


The terrorists attacked the Indian Army camp in the city in the early hours of Tuesday.

This is the second attack on an Indian Army installation in just over two months and the third on any Indian military installation this year.

 


According to reports, three or four terrorists are holed up in the officers’ mess of the cantonment. The schools in the cantonment have been closed while soldiers continue doing gunbattle with the terrorists.

 


Nagrota is a major town and acts as the first stoppage on the way to the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. The town is located on National Highway 1A which connects Jammu city to Udhampur.

 


The Indian Army cantonment in Nagrota is home of the 16 Corps, the largest Corps of the Indian Army.

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