Twitter is flooded with posts saluting the bravery of Major Ketan Sharma, a soldier of Indian National Army.
On the 17th of June, a group of terrorists attacked Major Ketan Sharma and three other security officials during an encounter in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.
The encounter broke out between the Army officials and the terrorists after the officials launched a search operation, based on an intelligence report.
According to the intelligence report, a few terrorists were hiding in the Achabal area of Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir.
Major Ketan Sharma, along with the other three Army officials, was fighting against the terrorists when one of the terrorists opened fire at them.
Major Ketan Sharma died on the spot, whereas the other three officials sustained serious injuries and were admitted to 92 Base Hospital of the Army in Srinagar for treatment.
Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Rajdeep Singh Surjewala, Navdeep Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians took to Twitter and expressed their condolences to Major Ketan Sharma’s family.
Paid tributes to Major Ketan Sharma who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting against the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Major Sharma fought valiantly like a true soldier. My heart goes out to his bereaved family. pic.twitter.com/gJCcqEtFwD
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 18, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Major Ketan Sharma of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles who was martyred fighting terrorists in Anantnag. I salute the supreme sacrifice of the gallant officer.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 18, 2019
Young Indian Army Officer Major Ketan Sharma sacrificed his life for the country this morning in Anantnag of South Kashmir where forces eliminated two terrorists. He saved lives of fellow jawans and led the operation before being critically injured. Salute your resolve, bro! 🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/yRZOsUspWb
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) June 17, 2019
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) June 18, 2019
Major Ketan Sharma’s mortal remains were taken to Delhi at 12:00 P.M., on the 18th of June.
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, expressed his condolences to Major Ketan Sharma’s family and announced an ex gratia of Rs. 25 lakhs.
Adityanath also offered a government job to a family member of Major Sharma. Further, the Uttar Pradesh CM announced, a road in Meerut will be named after Major Ketan Sharma.
The last rites of Major Ketan Sharma will be performed at his residence in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh with full military honours.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने शहीद केतन शर्मा के परिजनों को ₹25 लाख की आर्थिक सहायता व उनकी स्मृति में उनके गृह जनपद में सड़क निर्माण के साथ ही परिवार के एक सदस्य को सरकारी नौकरी दिए जाने की घोषणा की है।
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) June 17, 2019
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