'Brave son of the soil': Army bids adieu to Captain Tushar Mahajan

Jammu: The Army on Monday bid adieu to Captain Tushar Mahajan who was killed while fighting terrorists in Pampore of South Kashmir's Pulwama district. Injured on Friday, the captain was part of the Army's Para special forces and was leading a smoke-out operation against the militants, reported Hindustan Times. Senior army officers, including General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Commanding, Lt Gen D S Hooda and several other officers attended the wreath laying ceremony at the Headquarters of Northern Command.

Brave son of the soil: Army bids adieu to Captain Tushar Mahajan

Tushar Mahajan, Image Courtesy: Twitter/@adgpi

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Udhampur Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DIG Udhampur-Reasi range, SSP Udhampur and other officials of the police and civil administration also paid their tributes. The family members, including Mahajan's father and mother, were present at the ceremony.

"The Army Commander (Northern Command) and other senior officials paid their rich tributes to the brave son of the soil who laid down his life for the country," a defence spokesman said. He said the last rites of Captain Tushar will be performed with full military honours this evening at his hometown.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 15:32:41 IST