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Martyred Army Officer Major Kaustubh Rane’s body flown to Mumbai

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Mumbai: The mortal remains of Major Kaustubh Rane, who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir during an operation to foil an infiltration bid, was flown here late tonight, Defence sources said. His last rites will be performed tomorrow will full military honours in Bhayander town in neighbouring Thane district where his family lives.

Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde paid floral tributes to the martyred Army officer as the body was received at the Mumbai airport. Major Rane 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. He is survived by parents, wife and a two-and-a-half-year old child.