The mortal remains of Lieutenant Colonel Vijay Bhanu Reddy were given full military honours at Hyderabad and were moved to his residence at Malkajgiri in Hyderabad on Saturday.
“The wreath was laid on behalf of a grateful nation for the untiring service to the nation by the officer. The mortal remains have been moved to Lt Col VVB Reddy’s residence at Malkajgiri, Hyderabad”, said the officials.
Brig K Somashankar, Officiating General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area and father of Lt Col Vijay Bhanu Reddy, laid the wreath while receiving the mortal remains of the officer, said officials.
Tributes were paid with full military honours at Hyderabad to the mortal remains of Lt Col Reddy, who sacrificed his life in the line of duty on March 16 while on an operational sortie in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to officials, the Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter flying an operational sortie near Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh crashed near the Mandala hills area of the state on Thursday.
The aircraft was reported to have lost contact with the Air Traffic Controller at around 9.15 am on Thursday.