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June 1, 1999
Major Adhikari is second officer to die in Kargil
The Mechanised Infantry's Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, the second army officer to die in the operations against infiltrators, had caused heavy casualties to the intruders and forced them to withdraw before succumbing to injuries in Drass sector, the army said today.
It said the officer, who was presently with the Grenadiers, had been given the task of clearing a height which he carried out after making the supreme sacrifice.
Maj Adhikari, 29, belonged to Tallital in Nainital district of Uttar Pradesh and was commissioned as an officer in 1993. Married last year to Kiran Negi, he was going to celebrate his first wedding anniversary on June 9.
So far 46 army personnel have laid down their lives in the flushing-out operations in the Drass-Kargil sectors. In addition, 174 have been wounded and 12 are missing.
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