Dehradun, Feb 19: India on Tuesday paid last respects to Major VS Dhoundiyal, who was martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama yesterday.
The major’s wife, Nikita Kaul was seen saluting the braveheart as people bid a teary-eyed adieu to the army officer.
Beside the Major, three soldiers- Havaldar Sheo Ram and Sepoys Hari Singh and Ajay Kumar also lost their lives in the gunfight.
Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists- Kamran,
Kamran reportedly masterminded the February 14 attack on the
Central Reserve Police Force which claimed lives of at least 40 troopers.
The operation which began on Sunday was barely 10 km from the spot where the suicide bombing took place.