Rs 1 cr compensation for kin of army jawan killed in Arunachal

CHANDIGARH/HOSHIARPUR, 8 May: The Punjab government on Sunday announced Rs 1 crore ex gratia and a government job for a family member of Subedar Hardeep Singh, who died in the line of duty along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.

Subedar Singh made the supreme sacrifice last Friday.

The mortal remains of Subedar Singh, of the 15 Punjab Regiment, were consigned to flames at his native Baranda village in Hoshiarpur district with full military honours.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in a statement said that Subedar Hardeep Singh displayed utmost dedication to defend the country’s

unity and his sacrifice would inspire his fellow soldiers to perform their duties with far more devotion and commitment.

In Hoshiarpur, Punjab minister Bram Shanker Jimpa, Urmar MLA Jasbir Singh Raja and Dasuya MLA Karamvir Singh Ghuman, military, civil, police officials and other dignitaries paid tributes to the departed soul on the occasion. (PTI)