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Army Officer dies day after getting Gallantry Award

Kashmir:  An officer of the Indian Army died battling a group of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district a day after winning a gallantry award.Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of the 44

PTI [ Updated: January 27, 2015 18:58 IST ]
army officer dies day after getting gallantry award
army officer dies day after getting gallantry award

Kashmir:  An officer of the Indian Army died battling a group of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district a day after winning a gallantry award.

Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles had received the Yudh Seva Medal yesterday.

A police personnel and two terrorists were also killed in the encounter, which took place at Mindora.

The operation had been launched after security forces got a tip-off that a local resident affiliated to HIzbul Mujahideen had come home along with some accomplices.

The militants have been identified as Adil Khan and Shiraz Dar.

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