Wreath-laying ceremony
(Representative Image) In Picture: An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier salutes next to a coffin containing the body of his colleague during a wreath laying ceremony in Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar, 10 July 2015.Reuters

A solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held for Nitin Kumar, the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who reached martyrdom in the Baramaulla Attack on October 2.

Kumar, 24, hailed from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. He had joined the BSF in October 2012.

Atul Kumar, Director General (DG) BSF, praised Kumar's bravery, saying he made the supreme sacrifice to stop the terrorists from entering the Army camp.

During the same attack, another soldier was injured and he is recuperating at the hospital. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while expressing grief over the martyred BSF soldier, requested the DG of BSF to make all arrangements for the treatment of the injured soldier.

Terrorists attacked the headquarters of the counter-insurgency force of the Indian Army, the 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), on Sunday.

Three to four terrorists attacked the Army camp and a nearby BSF camp, hurling grenades amid heavy firing. Though the security forces neutralised two terrorists, the rest of them escaped using civilians as shield.

This is the first bid by terrorists to attack Army positions following the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers martyred. The Uri attack resulted in the Indian Army conducting a surgical strike over terror launchpads across the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.