Mortal remains of two Karnataka soldiers to land in Goa today

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Panaji, Aug 1: The mortal remains of two soldiers, martyred in a mine blast along the LoC in Kargil sector recently, would land here today enroute to their native places in Karnataka.

"The remains are being flown to their native places where they will be accorded military funerals with full ceremonial honours," a defence spokesperson said here today.


While Sepoy Hasansab Khudavand hails from Dharwad district in Karnataka, Subedhar Basappa Patil from Gokak in Belgavi district.

"The remains of the two brave hearts will be arriving in Goa tomorrow evening and will thereafter move to Belgaum, Karnataka, on August 2," he said. Patil, who was the patrol leader, and Hasansab, the leading scout, were martyred on July 29 while patrolling along the Line of Control in Kargil sector when they were caught in a mine blast, the spokesman said.

The solemn wreath laying ceremony was held at Leh today where the duo were honoured by all ranks of the 'Fire & Fury Corps'.


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