State funeral for Khandu, tricolour will fly half staff

New Delhi: As a mark of respect to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who died in a chopper crash near Tawang, all Central government offices in the state will remain closed on Friday.

The national flag will fly at half mast today and tomorrow in Arunachal Pradesh and in all states and UT capitals, including Delhi, a Home Ministry statement said.

State funeral will be accorded to the late Chief Minister, whose last rites will be performed tomorrow, it said.

The Union cabinet also condoled the untimely death of Khandu and said a gazette obituary notification will be published tomorrow.

The body of Khandu was recovered today near Lugathang in Arunachal Pradesh, five days after his helicopter went missing while flying from Tawang to Itanagar.