Bikaner, Jan 26 (PTI) The last rites of Army soldier Rakesh Kumar, who was killed in an IED blast in Arunachal Pradesh, were performed with full state honours here today. Also Read - Meet Major Ralengnao Bob Khathing, The Man Who Got Tawang To India

Kumar, who was Lance Naik, was killed two days ago, defence officials said, adding that his body was flown to the Nal airport by a special aircraft last night. Also Read - Anti-China Protests in Arunachal Pradesh, Xi Jinping's Effigy Burnt 

Government representatives, officials from the Army, district administration and police paid their tributes to Kumar, who was supposed to retire this month. Also Read - Arunachal Pradesh: BJP Wins Pasighat Civic Body Polls, JD(U) Bags 9 Seats in Itanagar Municipal Corporation

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