Chandigarh, Mar 1 : Mortal remains of Squadron Leader Siddharth Vashisht were cremated on Friday with full military honours.
Senior Civil and Defence Officers and political leaders paid homage to Squadron Leader by placing wreaths on the body. Squadron Leader Aarti Singh, wife of the martyred officer, also placed wreath.
Wreaths were placed on behalf of Chief of Air Staff, AOC-in-C WAC, AOC-in-C Maintenance Command, AOC Advance Headquarters WAC, AOC 12 Wing, Station Commander High Ground, and Commanding Officer 154 Helicopter Unit. JC Kasal, father of the deceased lit the pyre.
Vashisht was killed in Mi-17 helicopter crash in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. UNI