“On the night of July 23 (Friday), Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya was on operational duty in Krishna Ghati sector, and while moving he was critically injured in an accidental mine blast. He was immediately evacuated to the nearest medical facility but later succumbed to his injuries,” Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said.
Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya was a native of Ghumarwin village in Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, said Lt Col Anand. “He is survived by his mother Vanita Devi. Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” he added.