Indian Army restores Pakistani officer’s damaged grave in Kashmir

Chinar Corps said it has been resuscitated in keeping with the traditions and ethos of the Indian Army

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The epitaph on the grave identified it as that of Major Mohd Shabir Khan of Pakistan Army | Photo: Twitter

The damaged grave of a decorated Pakistani army officer has been restored by the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army. In a tweet on Thursday (October 15), the Chinar Corps shared a photo of the grave and said it has been resuscitated in keeping with the traditions and ethos of the Indian Army.

“In keeping with the traditions & ethos of the #IndianArmy, #ChinarCorps resuscitated a damaged grave of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-Jurrat, Pakistan Army, who was Killed in Action (KIA) at a forward location along LC in Naugam Sector on 05 May 1972,” read the tweet. The grave is situated in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The epitaph on the grave identified it as that of Major Mohd Shabir Khan. It read: “In memory of Major Mohd Shabir Khan, Sitara-e-Jurrat Shahid 05 May 1972, 1630 H, killed in counter attack by 9 Sikh,” read the epitaph on the grave.

“A fallen soldier, irrespective to the country he belongs to, deserves respect & honour in death. #IndianArmy stands with this belief. White heavy check mark This is #IndianArmy for the world,” the Chinar Corps said in another tweet.

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