NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today paid homage to Captain Kapil Kundu, who was killed in heavy Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
The mortal remains of the officer, who died in the line of duty yesterday, barely six days before his 23rd birthday, was flown to Delhi in a Dornier aircraft.
Sitharaman paid respects by laying a wreath on the tricolour-wrapped coffin, which was laid at the Palam Air Force Base after the aircraft reached around 6:20 PM.
Earlier, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and Rawat also paid tributes to the soldier of the 15 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), by laying wreaths. (AGENCIES)