This Article is From Feb 15, 2016

Tributes Paid To Siachen Martyr Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed In Hyderabad

Tributes Paid To Siachen Martyr Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed In Hyderabad

Senior Army and other officials laid wreaths at the casket when the body of Mustaq Ahmed was brought in a transport aircraft from the national capital. (Press Trust of India photo)

Hyderabad: Rich tributes were paid to Siachen martyr Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, when his mortal remains arrived at the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad from New Delhi.

Senior Army and other officials laid wreaths at the casket when the body of Mr Ahmed was brought in a transport aircraft from the national capital, a defence spokesperson said.

The body was later taken to his native village Parnapalle in Kurnool district, around 200 km from Hyderabad, by road in an ambulance, he said.

The burial will be conducted tomorrow with full military honours, the spokesperson said.

Mr Ahmed and nine other soldiers died after getting buried under a mass of snow when their high-altitude post on Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir was hit by an avalanche on February 3.