Colonel Sharma martyred in the incinerated Kashmir counter-terrorism operation in Jaipur
JAIPUR: Col, who was martyred during an anti-terrorist operation in northern Kashmir, was cremated with military honors in Jaipur on Tuesday morning.
His wife Pallavi Sharma and brother lit the funeral pyre at a cremation ground in the presence of other family members and Army officers.
Rajasthan Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot and the Chief of the Southwest Army, Lieutenant, paid tribute to Colonel Sharma at the 61st Jaipur Cavalry Station, Cavalry Camp.
Col Sharma's family members were comforted when Pallavi put on a brave face and greeted them with folded hands.
Soldier Minister of Welfare, MP Rajyavardhan Rathore Jaipur Collector Jogaram and other senior Army officials placed flower wreaths and paid their tributes.
A unit of the gave an honor guard to Colonel Sharma and three volley shots were fired. Colonel Sharma was among the five security personnel killed in Sunday's encounter. He is the second commanding officer of the 21 who lost his life in the fight against terrorism.