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Sunderbani martyr's wife wants her newborn to join army

ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2018 15:49 IST

Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 23 (ANI): Just a day after soldier Ranjit Singh Bhutyal was killed in an attack by Pakistan intruders, his wife Shimpu Devi gave birth to a baby girl. Bhutyal's wife said that she wishes her newborn too joins the Indian army and serves the nation like her father.
"This girl is the nation's daughter and I wish that she joins the army just like her father," added the mother, she told ANI.
The deceased, Lance Naik Ranjit Singh Bhutyal, was scheduled to arrive home on a leave starting October 22 as his wife's date of delivery was round the corner.
Singh, along with two other soldiers, was killed in action during an attack by Pakistani intruders in Rajouri district's Sunderbani on October 21. Two Pakistani intruders were also gunned down by security forces.
On Tuesday, the mortal remains of the soldiers were flown to their native places for last rites, where they were laid to rest with full military honour.
As per sources, the India Army and Pakistan Army will hold Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) level talks over the phone regarding the attempted infiltration.
The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital and a demarche was also made lodging strong protest at the fatal casualties of Indian soldiers in the incident. (ANI)