Army chief visits Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh's home

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 10:57 hrs

Bhopal: Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh on Friday visited the family of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh, who was brutally killed by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir Jan 8, and assured them of financial help besides a job to a family member.

Regarding the situation in the Line of Control (Loc), he said "things are under control."

"The family will get a sum of Rs.42 lakh and other facilities. I have also handed over to soldier's father a letter of employment to any member in the family. They are part of our extended family and we will take care of them," he said.

The army chief visited the soldier's village in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh along with senior army commanders.

He also appealed to media not to politicise the killing of Indian soldiers.

About situation on the Line of Control (LoC), Gen. Singh said: "Things are under control on LoC and Indian Army is very professional. We are handling it in a befitting manner."

He denied answering a question on foreign level talks sought by Pakistan, saying it is being dealt at political level.

Gen. Singh Wednesday visited the house of Lance Naik Hemraj, who was decapitated by Pakistani troops.

He has called the killing of both soldiers a "gruesome and an unpardonable act".

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