Srinagar: The body of a soldier, who went missing after a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district last year, has been found after six months, an Army officer said on Thursday. Sepoy Shammi Singh (26) had gone missing on December 11, 2017, in the Kupwara district and his body was recovered yesterday, the officer said.
Singh's mortal remains were flown to his native Makroli village in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, where he will be laid to rest with full military honours, the officer said.
General Bipin Rawat #COAS & all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of Sepoy Shammi Singh & offer deepest condolences to the family. The brave soldier missing on 11 Dec 17 in avalanche #Naugam Sector and mortal remains recovered on 13 Jun 18. @PIB_India@SpokespersonMoDpic.twitter.com/P62O3AdrfJ— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) June 14, 2018