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In pictures: Mortal remains of Major Kaustubh Rane flown to Mumbai at his Mira Road residence


The mortal remains of Major Kaustubh Rane, who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir during an operation to foil an infiltration bid, flown to Mumbai this evening, a Defence official said. Major Rane’s body reached Mumbai around 6.30 pm, the official said. His funeral with full state honours will be held tomorrow morning in Bhayander town in neighbouring Thane district.

Major Rane, a resident of Bhayander, and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector. At least two militants were gunned down in the operation. According to an official, Major Rane is survived by his parents, wife and a two-and-a-half-year old child.

Photo by BL SONI

Photo by BL SONI