Defence Minister, Army Chief Pay Homage to Captain Kundu
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday paid homage to Captain Kapil Kundu, who was killed in heavy Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sitharaman paid respects by laying a wreath on the tricolour-wrapped coffin, which was laid at the Palam Air Force Base after the aircraft reached around 6:20 pm.
The defence minister later met the sister and other family members of Kundu, who had arrived in Delhi to take the body of the officer to his hometown in Haryana.
His body was later carried in an ambulance to his Ransika village in Pataudi in Gurgaon district.
Besides Kundu, Havildar Roshan Lal, 42, a resident of Samba district, Jammu and Kashmir, Riflemen Ramavatar, 27, of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, and Subham Singh, 23, of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district were also killed in the shelling.
"The body of Ramavatar was sent to Gwalior," a defence official said.