- RK Yadav was part of regiment 6 Bihar, which landed in Uri on Friday
- He was one among the 17 soldiers killed on Sunday
- The bodies of the soldiers will reach their homes by tomorrow
Three days ago, 33-year-old Lance Naik Yadav talked to his mother in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, on the phone. "Talk as much as you can," he said, explaining that he would be heading to the "higher ranges soon" and was apprehensive that he would not be accessible on the phone there.
Lance Naik Yadav was part of an advance party of his regiment 6 Bihar, which landed in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday. It was taking over command of an Army base from the 10 Dogras. Hours later, as the Bihar regiment soldiers slept in tents, four terrorists attacked the base, firing AK 47s and hurling grenades.
17 soldiers were killed on Sunday morning, another died of his injuries today. Four of them were from Uttar Pradesh.
In Sant Kabir Nagar, Suresh Chand Yadav says he spoke to younger brother Sepoy Ganesh Shankar about a week ago to discuss plans for their sister's marriage. The soldier promised to come home in October.
Sepoy Shankar, 34, supported a large family. He has three children, the eldest is 10.
Sepoy Rajesh Kumar Singh's father, Rajendra Prasad Singh says he is angry that his son died in a terrorist attack. "I would have been proud had he died in war," he said at their village in Jaunpur.
Sepoy Singh is survived by his parents, wife and six year old child.
The bodies of the soldiers will reach their homes by tomorrow.
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