The bravery of Bihar regiment soldiers who ruthlessly fought China’s PLA soldiers at Galwan Valley along the LaC is being widely circulated. Today, the Indian PM mentioned the Bihar regiment and paid tributes to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Galwan Valley clash.
Country is proud of the sacrifice made by our braves in Ladakh. Today when I am speaking to people of Bihar, I will say the valour was of Bihar Regiment, every Bihari is proud of it. I pay tributes to the braves who laid down their lives for the nation: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/RGOr3ThAqh
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2020
PM Modi admired the bravery of Bihar Regiment soldiers and said every Bihari is proud of it.
#WATCH – Country is proud of the sacrifice made by our braves in Ladakh. Today when I am speaking to people of Bihar, I will say the valour was of Bihar Regiment, every Bihari is proud of it. I pay tributes to the braves who laid down their lives for the nation: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/l7ou255zUI
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2020
“The country is proud of the sacrifice made by our braves in Ladakh. Today when I am speaking to people of Bihar, I will say the valour was of Bihar Regiment, every Bihari is proud of it. I pay tributes to the braves who laid down their lives for the nation,” PM Modi said while launching a rural works scheme.
Earlier today, Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria affirmed that the security scenario in the region mandates that our Armed Forces remain prepared and vigilant at all times. “It should be very clear that we are well prepared and suitably deployed to respond to any contingency. I assure the nation that we are determined to deliver and will never let the sacrifice of the braves of Galwan go in vain,” Bhadauria while addressing a Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) at Air Force Academy (AFA) Dundigal here.
Bhadauria also paid rich tributes to the brave soldiers who were killed in a violent border clash with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley earlier this week. “Please join me in paying tribute to Colonel Santosh Babu & his brave men who made the sacrifice while defending the LAC in Galwan valley. The gallant actions in a highly-challenging situation have demonstrated our resolve to protect India’s sovereignty at any cost,” he said.
What Exactly happened On 15th June at Galwan Valley?
Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported citing media reports, Chinese troops had attacked the commanding officer of the Bihar regiment — Colonel Santosh Babu which led to fierce clashes, said a top Northern Command official, on condition of anonymity.
Twenty Indian soldiers, including commanding officer Colonel Santosh Babu were killed and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were also neutralized. According to reports in HindustanTimes – post the June 6 corps commander level meeting, both sides agreed that the Chinese troops will retreat from some cluster of camps occupied along the Galwan River.
“On June 15 evening, the commanding officer of 16 Bihar Regiment — Colonel Santosh Babu met his Chinese counterpart and urged him to comply with the June 6 pact. When asked to clear the area, the Chinese troops exhibited hostile behaviour and attacked the Indian soldiers.
The official said the Chinese troops resorted to stone-pelting in which Colonel Santosh Babu was grievously wounded. The Indian soldiers, who accompanied the Bihar Regiment CO, tried to evacuate him while other soldiers countered the Chinese troops. He was brought back to the base camp where he succumbed to the injuries,” the official said.
The unnamed official said that some more Indian soldiers were rushed to support their colleagues who were already engaged in a fierce clash against the Chinese soldiers. Additional Chinese troops were also called in and clashes continued for some time, he said, adding that the fight continued till few hours in the night.
Due to limited space and vertical, treacherous slopes, some soldiers slipped and fell into the Galwan river. While many were injured in the clashes, the others were wounded by rocks as they slipped and some suffered hypothermia due to falling into the waters at freezing temperatures.