Major Anuj Sood was one of the five security personnel killed in an encounter with terrorists at a village in north Kashmir's Handwara area.
"Sad to inform that five brave personnel including Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood and sub-inspector of JKP Shakeel Qazi were martyred in the line of duty," said Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh.
Besides Colonel Ashutosh Sharma and Major Anuj Sood, the other Army personnel killed in the encounter were identified as Naik Rajesh and Lance Naik Dinesh.
Meanwhile, Major Anuj Sood's caption from a post on Instagram, will surely leave you inspired. Sood had written, "When you're older, you will realise the only thing that matters, the only thing, is that you had courage and honour. Lose those things and you won't die any quicker, but you'll be less than the dirt from your boots. You'll still be dust, but you'll have wasted a short time in the light."
Major Anuj Sood's father Brig (Retd) Chandrakant Sood said that his son has made supreme sacrifice. "It was part of his duty & what he was trained for. I feel sad for his wife as they just got married 3-4 months back," he added.
CDS Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said, "The operations highlight the determination of the security forces to safeguard the lives of the people. Commanding Officer leading from the front along with other personnel of the unit and J&K Police have laid down their lives, living up to the motto; Service Before Self."
He said the armed forces are proud of their courage as they have successfully eliminated the terrorists. We salute these brave personnel and express our deep-felt condolences for the bereaved families, he said.
(With Input from Agencies)