GUWAHATI: The mortal remains of the junior commisioned officers (JCOs) of 4 Assam Regiment who died owing to the collapse of a building at Solan in Himachal Pradesh, reached Guwahati on Tuesday evening, defence sources here said.
Altogether 13 JCOs died in the incident, of which nine are from the North Eastern states.
A special Air Force aircraft brought the nine bodies from Chandigarh air base. The aircraft delivered the mortal remains of two martyrs at Imphal, four at Silchar and three at Guwahati.
The gallant soldiers who lost their lives are Subedar Major Prodip Chandra Bhuyan (Nagaon, Assam), Subedar Bisharsing Basumatary (Dhubri, Assam), Subedar Henkhomang Gangte (Happy Valley, Shillong), Subedar Ajit Kumar Singha (Hailakandi, Assam), Naib Subedar M Rajkishore Singha ( Hailakandi, Assam), Subedar Sujit Sharma ( Karimganj, Assam), Subedar Kumar Chorei (Karimganj, Assam), Subedar K Lalson Vaiphei (Churachandpur, Manipur), Naib Subedar M Nobin Chandra Singh (Thoubal, Manipur), Subedar Balwinder Singh ( Jind, Haryana), Subedar Yogesh Kumar (Ghaziabad, UP), Naib Subedar Vinod Kumar ( Rewari, Haryana), Subedar Rajen Bahadur .
The mortal remains of three martyrs, Subedar Major Prodip Chandra Bhuyan, Subedar Bisharsing Basumatary and Sub Henkhomang Gangte arrived at Air Force Station Guwahati, following which a wreath laying ceremony was organised. Air Commodore T Mare, AOC, Air Force Station Guwahati, Brigadier RK Gaikwad, Commandant Assam Regimental Centre, Shillong and other senior officers laid the wreaths. Thereafter the bodies of the martyrs were taken to their respective places with an escort.