The Army soldier, martyred on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector has been identified as Jiwan Gurang belonging to the Lamahatta district of Darjeeling in West Bengal.

An Army Major, Shashi Dharan V Nair of Pune and Rifleman Gurang were killed on Friday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion on the patrolling track along the LoC with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the Rajouri district.

The IED was reportedly planted by the Border Action Team (BAT) consisting of Pakistan Army regulars and Pakistan backed terrorists.

Bodies of the martyred soldiers were on Saturday flown to their native places from Jammu after the wreath-laying ceremony in Rajouri, said a spokesman of the Army.

24-year-old Gurang is survived by his mother while 33-year-old Major Nair, who hailed from Khadagwasla in Pune, is survived by his wife.