Channi expressed his sympathy saying that Singh’s outstanding dedication to protect the unity and integrity of the country by sacrificing his life would inspire his fellow soldiers to perform their duties with more dedication and commitment.
Singh, who was martyred in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, was a resident of Khera Kotli village in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.
An official statement issued here said that his family consists of his parents, four sisters and a brother.
Lt Rishi Kumar was also killed in this landmine blast near the LoC.
Channi tweeted, “Two brave sons of India Lt Rishi Kumar and Sep Manjit Singh were martyred in an explosion near LoC. The nation will always be indebted to his supreme sacrifice.
In another tweet, he said, “The sacrifices made to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the nation are supreme. We will always be indebted.”
Earlier, officials said that a wreath laying ceremony was organized for both the army personnel on Sunday.
The mortal remains of Lt Kumar and Sepoy Singh were sent to their hometowns of Bihar and Punjab for the last rites after a ceremony held at a fort in Rajouri town at around 2 pm, he said.
Two jawans were killed and another seriously injured when a landmine exploded near a forward post in Kalal area of Nowshera sector on Saturday.
Officials said the bodies were brought to the army camp where a wreath-laying ceremony was held to pay tribute to them.