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Bodies of jawans being flown to Delhi

January 09, 2013 16:39 IST

The bodies of two jawans who were brutally killed by Pakistan troops were being flown to Delhi. Wrapped in the tri-colour, the bodies of Lance Naik Hemraj, 29, and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh, 28, who laid down their lives while fighting Pakistani troop during a raid by 29 Baloch Regiment, were brought to Rajouri from the forward post in Poonch district on Wednesday.

At Rajouri, wreaths were laid by Deputy General Officer Commanding (Dy-GOC) Brig J C Tiwari. The bodies were later taken in a helicopter to Jammu technical airport, from where they are being flown to Delhi.

While Lance Naik Hem Raj belongs to Mathura belt of Uttar Pradesh, Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh is from Madhya Pradesh.

The jawans were on Tuesday killed by Pakistani troops after intruding into deep into Indian territory along Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting an outraged India to summon the Pakistan high commissioner in Delhi to protest the 'highly provocative' attack.

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