Today, the Indian Army paid their tribute in the first death anniversary of the 20 soldiers martyred at the Galwan Valley during the face-off with China. All the 20 soldiers mainly belonged from the 16th Bihar Regiment including its commanding officer Colonel Santosh Babu who was martyred during the violent clash in eastern Ladakh on 15 June 2020.
Army’s Fire and Fury Corps paid homage to the martyrs of Galwan. In a solemn ceremony, Major General Akash Kaushik, COS, Fire and Fury Corps, laid a wreath at the iconic War Memorial in Leh on the occasion. While paying their tribute, the defense spokesperson, Lt. Col Emron Musavi mentioned that the nation will remain ‘eternally grateful to these gallant soldiers who fought in the most difficult high altitude terrain’. “These soldiers made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation,” the spokesperson added.
The situation that took place on June 15, 2020, had resulted in a war-like situation, which was cooled down following 11 rounds of military-level talks between India and China. Despite the talks, Indian soldiers continue to remain on high alert with its enhanced troop deployment of over 50,000 men on the ground in Ladakh.