Heroic Colonel Manpreet Singh martyred in Anantnag encounter

Colonel Manpreet Singh lost his life in a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag area.

He was leading the operation and was severely injured during the encounter.

Colonel Singh's family was not initially informed about his death.

They last spoke to him on Wednesday morning, and he mentioned being busy with the ongoing operation.

Unfortunately, the family received the news of his injury and subsequent death later in the afternoon.

Colonel Manpreet Singh had served for 17 years and received the prestigious Sena Medal for gallantry in 2021.