Jammu: The army today bid adieu to Captain Tushar Mahajan who was killed while fighting terrorists in Pampore of South Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Senior army officers, including General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Commanding, Lt Gen D S Hooda and several other officers attended the wreath laying ceremony at the Headquarters of Northern Command here.

General Officer Commanding 15 corps Lt Gen Satish Dua paying tributes to Capt Tushar Mahajan and L/NK Om Prakash, who were killed in an encounter with the militants at Pampore, at a wreath laying ceremony at 15 corps headquarters Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Monday. Pic/PTI

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Udhampur Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DIG Udhampur-Reasi range, SSP Udhampur besides other officials of the police and civil administration also paid tributes. The family members, including Mahajan's father and mother, were present at the ceremony.

"The Army Commander (Northern Command) and other senior officials paid their rich tributes to the brave son of the soil who laid down his life for the country," a Defence spokesman said. He said the last rites of Captain Tushar will be performed with full military honours this evening at his hometown.