Major Ketan Sharma's Last Rites Performed Amid Inconsolable Family Members in Meerut; Rajnath Singh, General Bipin Rawat Pay Last Respects to Martyr Who Died In Anantnag Encounter

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The last rites of Major Ketan Sharma were performed at his residence in Meerut on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, his mortal remains were brought to at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

Meerut, June 18: The last rites of Major Ketan Sharma were performed at his residence in Meerut on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, his mortal remains were brought to Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat paid last respects to the martyred Indian Army officer. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over his death. He also announced an exgratia of Rs 25 lakh along with a job for a member of his family. Anantnag Terror Attack: Srinagar SSP Gives Teary-Eyed Farewell to Jammu And Kashmir Cop Arshad Khan.

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Visuals of Last Rights of Major Ketan Sharma:

Major Sharma was martyred on Monday in an encounter with terrorists in the Achabal area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Two soldiers were also injured in the gunbattle. Meanwhile, security forces neutralised one terrorist. The joint operation was conducted by 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Jammu And Kashmir: IED Attack on Indian Army Vehicle in Pulwama; Six Soldiers Injured.

Army personnel consoling family members of Major Sharma:

Major Sharma was born on October 4, 1987. He joined the Sikh Light Infantry as a Lieutenant in 2012 after passing out from the Indian Military Academy Dehradun. The officer was married to Ira Mandar Sharma six years ago and the couple has a three-year-old daughter Kiara.