His last rites will be performed tomorrow will full military honours in Bhayander town in neighbouring Thane district where his family lives.
Major Rane and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Gurez sector. At least two militants were gunned down in the operation.
He is survived by parents, wife and a two-and-a-half-year old child.
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