Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh declared on Friday ex gratia compensation for Rs 50 Lakh and a government job for a family member of a state soldier killed along the Control Line (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Havildar Kuldeep Singh of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment was killed on Thursday as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations at multiple places along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Paying tributes to the soldier and extending heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family, the chief minister said Kuldeep Singh laid down his life fighting valiantly for the country and the grateful nation will always remember his supreme sacrifice, which would act as an inspiration for the future generations.
Kuldeep Singh’s father, Mohan Singh, retired from the Army as Honorary Captain and had served in the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment as well. The soldier’s three brothers are currently serving in the same regiment.
The soldier belonged to Raju Dwakhri village in Hoshiarpur and is survived by his parents, wife, daughter (10), and a son (8).