Sidhi (MP): Minister of State for Defence, Jitendra Singh on Thursday visited Darhiya village to meet the family of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh Baghel, one of the soldiers killed in an attack by the Pakistan army along LoC.

The minister arrived at Churat by helicopter and reached the village alongwith Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh.

Jitendra consoled the family of the martyred soldier and announced a cheque of Rs five lakh for his mother.

Speaking to reporters, the minister condemned the brutal killing of the two soldiers and said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already warned Pakistan sternly in the wake of a spate of attacks in Kashmir.

Army Chief Bikram Singh is slated to visit Darhiya on Friday.

On January 8, Pakistan Army regulars had infiltrated inside Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and killed and mutilated the bodies of Lance Naiks Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj Singh.

(Agencies)

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