Virat Kohli pays tribute to security personnel killed at Handwara meeting

NEW DELHI: Captain of the Indian Cricket equipment, Virat Kohli , on Sunday paid tribute to the security personnel who lost their lives while fighting terrorists in Handwara north cashmere , saying that their sacrifices should not be forgotten.

Kohli took to Twitter to write: "Those who don't forget their duty in any circumstances are true heroes. Their sacrifices must not be forgotten. I bow my head to the army personnel &thepolicemenwholosttheirlivesathandwaraandsincerelysendmycondolencestotheirfamiliesandwishthempeace.jaihind."

Five security force personnel, including a colonel, a major and a police officer, were killed in the gun-battle with terrorists in cashmere on Sunday.

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previously,primeministernarendramodialsocondemnedthedeathofsecuritypersonnel.

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