BENGALURU: The body of army jawan Naik Javeed, who was killed when ammunition exploded at Pokhran firing range in Jaisalmer, was brought here tonight enroute to his home town in Davanagre district.
A contingent of the Army personnel paid him tribute as per the military tradition by saluting and laying a wreath on the mortal remains at the airport here.
The body would be taken to Harihar in Davangere district where his family resides.
Javeed (33) is survived by his mother, wife Sartaj Banu and two daughters, army sources said.
The jawan was from the engineering unit of Secunderabad He was killed and four others were injured while trying to destroy the ammunition which did not explode when fired from a few rocket launchers.