Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and several senior Army officials today paid homage to four soldiers who were killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.
Bhamre, Vice Chief of the Army Lt Gen Devraj Anbu and other senior Army officials laid wreath at the bodies that were brought to the Palam Technical Area of the Air Force, Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said.
Yesterday, an Army team led by Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane (29) laid a siege of the Gurez area in Bandipore district of north Kashmir, but were fired by terrorists.
Major Rane and three other soldiers were killed in the encounter and two of the infiltrating terrorists were gunned down.
The mortal remains of the Army personnel were sent to their home states. -- PTI
IMAGE: Army officials pay tribute to Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane, Rifleman Hameer Singh, Rifleman Mandeep Singh Rawat and Gnr Vikram Jeet Singh during wreath-laying ceremony, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo