New Delhi: Giving them a perfect tribute for sacrificing their lives for the nation, the names of 20 Indian Army personnel, who were killed in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, will be inscribed on the National War Memorial. Also Read - Defence Ministry Deletes Document Admitting Chinese Intrusion Into Ladakh From Its Website
These soldiers were killed during a fatal altercation with the Chinese troops on June 15 in Eastern Ladakh. Also Read - Historic! Women Soldiers Of Assam Rifles Deployed On Combat Duty Along LoC For the First Time Ever
As per updates, officials close to the matter told news agency PTI that the process for inscribing the names of the Army personnel on the memorial may take a few months. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Missing Jawan in Kulgam District May be Kidnapped by Terrorists, Says Army
In the fatal fight with Chinese troops, Colonel B Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, was among the Indian Army personnel killed in the clash. The deadly fkight that night significantly escalated the border tension with China.
During the fight, the Chinese soldiers used stones, nail-studded sticks, iron rods and clubs in carrying out brutal attacks on Indian soldiers after they protested the erection of a surveillance post by China around patrolling point 14 in Galwan Valley.
However, China has not disclosed the number of casualties its troops suffered. As per American intelligence report, the number of casualties on the Chinese side was 35.
Last month, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane awarded ‘Commendation Cards’ to five soldiers for their bravery in dealing with Chinese troops during the Galwan Valley clash as well as confronting rival soldiers in Pangong Tso in May.
(With inputs from PTI)