The Assam government at the instance of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 20 lakh to the family members of slain jawan of Assam Rifles Kalidas Sharma.
Kalidas Sharma, who was a rifleman of Assam Rifles, lost his life in the attack by Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) on May 25, 2019.
Late Kalidas Sharma, who hailed from Khonamukh Berajan near Balipara of Sonitpur district, lost his life in militant attack.
Sonowal said that the country is proud of the courage and valour of the jawan who for the sake of the nation laid down his life.
Sonowal also prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed his empathy to the bereaved family members.
It may be mentioned that during an attack on Assam Rifles personnel by suspected NSCN (K) militants in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday, two jawans were killed and four others injured.
The incident took place at Changlangshu village, around 20 km from Toub town, in the Mon district of Nagaland.
The martyred Assam Rifles personnel were identified as Naib Subedar Dina Nath Ram and rifleman Kalidas Sharma.
Rifleman Kalidas Sharma from Assam is survived by his mother and wife along with two daughters.
After the incident, Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, the director general of Assam Rifles (DGAR) and all ranks of Assam Rifles also conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the soldiers of the armed force, who were martyred in the line of duty, through the official Twitter handle of Assam Rifles.