Rich tributes paid to Siachen martyr Mustaq Ahmed

Rich tributes paid to Siachen martyr Mustaq Ahmed

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 here from New Delhi.

Senior Army and other officials laid wreaths at the casket when the body of Ahmed was brought here 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 here, by road in an ambulance, he said.

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

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.