The Shopian terrorist ambush in which three of India’s brave soldiers attained martyrdom had also left five other soldiers injured – two of them officers.
One of the officers, Major Amardeep Singh, was shot in the head while fighting the terrorists. He survived but is critical.
— Shivam Misra 🇮🇳 (@shivam_mainpuri) February 25, 2017
Maj Singh was immediately taken for treatment to the military hospital in Srinagar. He has now been airlifted to the Army Hospital (R & R) at New Delhi.
People posted messages of prayers for his speedy recovery on Twitter.
— Dr. Amitava Das (@DrAmitavaDas) February 25, 2017
— Jayant Jaiswal (@JayantJ48156482) February 26, 2017
— ಜಗಳಗಂಟ (@Hubliboy5) February 25, 2017
— D.P.Mishra (@Dipmishrad) February 27, 2017
— Jyoti Saini (@jyotiartists) February 26, 2017
@shivam_mainpuri Prayers for his early recovery 🙏
— Sheelvanth (@ssheelvanth) February 26, 2017
— Satyajit Thind (@Satyajit_Thind) February 26, 2017
At around 2 am on February 23, a convoy of Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles were returning from a search operation when they were ambushed by terrorists.
Three of the soldiers succumbed to injuries at the hospital. The martyrs were identified as Lance Naik Gh Mohi-ud-Din Rather of Bijbehara, Anantnag in J&K; Sapper Sreejith MJ of Paruthipully, Palakkad in Kerala and Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar of Karouli, Rajasthan.
Among the remaining five injured soldiers is Lt Colonel Mukesh Jha.