Rao sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation at Khudwani early today. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but he succumbed to injuries, the spokesman said.
"In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr," he said.
" The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours," the spokesman added.
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