Siachen: Mortal remains of Sepoy to be flown to Hyd tomorrow

, 11:16 PM IST

Mortal remains of Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed of Andhra Pradesh, who was among the 10 Army personnel killed in Siachen avalanche earlier this month, would be flown here tomorrow.

The remains will reach the old airport area of Begumpet here.

His mortal remains will be brought to the city at around 14.00 hrs by a Special aircraft from New Delhi, a Defence release said.

“Homage will be paid to the brave soldier. Senior Army and Civil Officers, and civil dignitaries will pay homage to the Late Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed by laying wreath with military honour,” it said.

After the wreath laying ceremony, the mortal remains will be flown to Nandayal in Kurnool district of by IAF Helicopter from where his mortal remains will be taken to his native place (of village Parnapalle) by road for final rites.

Full Military honour will be accorded at Nandyal and at his native place before burial, it added.

Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed was among those, who got buried under an avalanche that hit their high altitude military post on Siachen Glacier on February 3.