The body of Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar, killed in Pakistani firing in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was brought to Gwalior on Sunday on a special aircraft.
Tomar was a resident of Madhya Pradesh's Morena district.
The last rites will be performed at his native Tarsana village on Monday with full military honours.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered his condolences on the braveheart's death.
"I offer my humble tribute to the state's pride and country's son Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar martyred in Pakistani firing. I pray that his soul may rest in peace and to give power to his kin to bear this tragedy," he tweeted.
"Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar 's family is now our family and the entire Madhya Pradesh stands by them," he said in another tweet.
Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh in a statement said that the entire state is proud of Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar.
Tomar was a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in 15 Mahar regiment.