Army on Tuesday paid tributes to Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who was martyred in a gunfight with the terrorists in Tangdhar area of frontier district of Kupwara on September 22.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the slain soldier.
Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K Police and representatives from various security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the slain, said a spokesman.
Singh sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Tangdhar sector in which five militants were killed.
He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, said the spokesman.