Mortal remains of Assam Regiment soldiers brought back to state
GUWAHATI: The mortal remains of Junior Commission Officers (JCOs) of 4 Assam Regiment was brought back to the state on Tuesday, July 16. These jawans died due to the collapse of a building at Solan, Himachal Pradesh on July 14.
A total of 13 JCOs died in the incident, of which nine are from northeastern states.
A special Air Force aircraft brought the bodies of the nine JCOs from the northeastern region from a Chandigarh Air base. It delivered the mortal remains of two individuals in Imphal, four in Silchar and three in Guwahati.
The mortal remains of Sub Maj Prodip Chandra Bhuyan, Sub Bisharsing Basumatary and Sub Henkhomang Gangte was brought to the Air Force Station in Guwahati.
A wreath-laying ceremony was also held for the three jawans in Guwahati on July 16. The wreath was laid by Air Commodore T Mare, AOC, Air Force Station Guwahati, Brig RK Gaikwad, Commandant Assam Regt Centre, Shillong, and other senior officers.
Following the ceremony, the bodies of the martyrs were sent to their respective places with an escort.
The names of the other soldiers who died in the building collapse include: Sub Maj Prodip Chandra Bhuyan( Nagoan, Assam), Sub Bisharsing Basumatary ( Dhubri, Assam), Sub Henkhomang Gangte ( Happy Valley, Shillong), Sub Ajit Kumar Singha ( Hailakandi, Assam), N/Sub M Rajkishore Singha ( Hailakandi, Assam), Sub Sujit Sharma ( Karimganj, Assam), Sub Kumar Chorei ( Karimganj, Assam), Sub K Lalson Vaiphei ( Churachandpur, Manipur), N/Sub M Nobin Chandra Singh ( Thoubal, Manipur), Sub Balwinder Singh ( Jind, Haryana), Sub Yogesh Kumar (Ghaziabad, UP), N/Sub Vinod Kumar ( Rewari, Haryana), Sub Rajen Bahadur.
Mortal remains of Assam Jawan