Security forces recovered explosives and detonators from a panchayat ghar in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.
State Minster Vemula Prashanth Reddy and Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvind carried the casket and attended the last rites, performed by the martyr's father Ganga Mallu.
Around 6 pm, his parents received a phone call informing them that Mahesh was injured in an encounter and taken to hospital.
While two were arrested from Kupwara in north Kashmir, one was arrested from Pulwama in the south.
The announcement of mobile connectivity in the area comes days after the areas of Machil and Keran got electricity through National Electricity Grid -- ending their 70 years-long wait for power.
The injured personnel are being evacuated while a befitting response is being given to the Pakistani firing, said Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
The security forces recovered an AK rifle with ammunition, two grenades, Rs 7 lakh in cash, and other war-like stores from them.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said the killing of the two militants was a big achievement for the security forces.
The Army gave a befitting response to the Pakistani aggression, the official added.
The army men immediately swung into action and launched an ambush, leading to a gunfight with the infiltrating militants.
In another incident, two civilians were injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Kupwara district.
Heavy firing exchanges continued for several hours between the two sides in Tangdhar and Naugam sectors.
DMK president MK Stalin paid tributes to the departed soldier. In a Facebook post, Stalin said the country must protect his family who died for the country at the age of 31 years.
The attackers opened fire on a CPRF naka party at Wangam-Qaziabad in Kralgund area of the district, they said.
The ultras barged into the house of Ali Mohammad Beigh at Beigh Mohalla in Kralgund area of the district and opened firing on him.