Ghaziabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Army Major Mohit Sharma, who lost his life while fighting terrorists in Kupwara, was cremated here with full military honours on Monday.
Sharma was killed along with three other soldiers on Sunday in an encounter with the terrorists.
Major Sharma's body was taken to Ghaziabad, where hundreds of his relatives, friends and other admirers paid their last tribute.
"A great soldier who has many gold medals in his credit, is not among us today. We pay our tributes to him," said Digvijay Singh, senior Congress leader.
The martyr's brother Madhur Sharma said that it was an irreparable loss.
"All brave soldiers who laid their life in the line of duty whether in Kashmir or during the Mumbai terror attacks last year, I think they are an irreparable loss. Mohit was the only member of the family who was in the army. There are a lot of young people in the army who looked up to him as a role model and wanted to emulate him," opined Madhur Sharma, Major Mohit Sharma's brother.
The martyred Major was given a befitting funeral by the soldiers of Indian Army.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the counter insurgency operation by the personnel of the Indian security forces is still on in Kupwara region.
Earlier, the army personnel had gunned down 5 militants and were searching for others including a couple of armed men who are on the run in nearby areas.
Encounter has been going on since Friday in Kupwara.
On March 22, three Army personnel, a Major and four militants were killed in an encounter at Hafrada forest in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)