A befitting tribute was paid to martyr Lance Naik V Anthony Nirmal Viji of Artillery Regiment, in a wreath laying ceremony conducted as per the highest traditions of Indian Army, at Pathankot Air Field.
The wreath laying ceremony was attended by Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps and other military officials. The mortal remains of Lance Naik Anthony were flown to his native place Mugiyur in Vellupuram Distt of Tamil Nadu in an IAF aircraft.
Lance Naik Anthony was martyred while fighting bravely against the terrorists, who had attacked the Army Camp at Janglot, on Friday. All the three terrorists were killed in the joint Army and Police operation.Two civilians were also killed in militants attack.