Indian Army on Wednesday officially released the names of the 20 military personnel, including an officer, who laid out their lives in the violent face-off with China in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.
While the death of Col Bikumalla Santosh Babu, Hav (Gnr) K Palani and Kundan Kumar Ojha was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, the army said 17 more were killed after being exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain.
The names of the Killed Indian Army personnel
Col Bikumalla Santosh Babu, Nb Sub Nuduram Soren, Nb Sub Mandeep Singh, Nb Sub (Dvr) Satnam Singh-Gurdaspur, Hav (Gnr) K Palani, Hav Sunil Kumar, Hav Bipul Roy, NK (NA) Deepak Kumar, Sep Rajesh Orang, Sep Kundan Kumar Ojha, Sep Ganesh Ram, Sep Chandrakanta Pradhan, Sep Ankush, Sep Gurbinder, Sep Gurtej Singh, Sep Chandan Kumar, Sep Kundan Kumar, Sep Aman Kumar, Sep Jai Kishor Singh and Sep Ganesh Hansda.
Army chief General MM Naravane paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and offered condolences to the families.
With our naming ChinaAdditional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) said in a tweet “General MM Naravane and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of our valiant soldiers at Galwan. We offer deepest condolences to the families & stand strong in our resolve towards protecting the sovereignty & integrity of our country. Their sacrifices will not go in vain,”
With out naming China Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to these soldiers has said their sacrifice will not go in vain.
With out naming China The Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of 15 States and Union Territories, who were present in the meeting via video-conference today, observed a two-minute silence as a tribute to the soldiers.
With out warning China MEA of India said “The violent face-off happened on late evening and night of June 15 in Ladakh`s Galwan valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to “unilaterally change” the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side,
Chinese side casualties are not officially made till now . Beijing was being especially cautious because the clash happened in the Galwan valley, which was one of the key battlefields of the 1962 Sino-Indian war in which more than 2,000 people died.
“As in India, the nationalist sentiment in China is escalating, with some social media platforms belonging to the military political departments pledging to safeguard Chinese territory by all means,” the Chinese Govt machinery said.
“The border dispute between China and India also affects relations between India and Pakistan, China and Pakistan, and [US President] Donald Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy,” . “China doesn’t want to fight India, but that doesn’t mean it’s scared to go to war. The PLA is prepared for the worst.” It added
Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, an expert on international relations based in Delhi, said Monday’s clashes would deepen mistrust between the two sides, and while there were no reports of any shots being fired – the casualties are reported to have been caused by hand-to-hand fighting with basic weapons like clubs and rocks – the increased military presence was worrisome.
The twin question then remains in the mind of indian people and the first one is who could take liability of sending indian army exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain with out proper preparation and second one is that the reason that BJP party led Modi government at helm are very careful in naming the Chinese at a time where India witnessed worst casualties that had happened ever since 1962 ..
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