Tributes to the valor and sacrifice of the late officer were paid in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here.
    
Top army officers including Northern Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda and officers from BSF and Jammu and Kashmir Police laid floral wreaths on the coffin.
   
The 39 year old colonel, a resident of Maharashtra who was the Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, was critically injured during an operation in the Haji Naka forest area of Kupwara near the LoC in Kashmir yesterday.
    
He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital later. Col Mahadik, an officer from the elite 21 Para-Special Forces unit was awarded a Sena Medal for gallantry during Operation Rhino in the North-East in 2003.

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