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Last year, on the night of 15-16 June, there was a violent clash in the Galvan Valley between the soldiers of China and India. 20 soldiers were martyred in it. (File photo).

The gallantry award (Gallantry Award) has been recommended to the soldiers, including Colonel Santosh Babu, who was martyred in the violent clashes in the Galvan Valley. The army has recommended the award of the Chakra Series to the martyrs to be given to the martyrs on Republic Day (26 January).

The awards of the Chakra Series awarded during the war period include Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra. These are the highest military awards. Soldiers who were martyred during the operation in Shantikal are given honors such as Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra.

Violent clash in Galvan last year
Last year on 15-16 June in Galvan, Indian troops had a clash with Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In this, 20 soldiers were killed, including Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of 16 Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army. According to the American Intelligence report, 35 Chinese soldiers were also killed in the clash.

How many soldiers were martyred from which regiment?

Regiment Number of martyrs
16 Bihar Regiment 12 martyrs
3 Punjab Regiment 3 martyrs
3rd Medium Regiment 2 martyrs
12 Bihar Regiment 1 martyr
81 Mount Brigade Signal Company 1 martyr
81 Field Regiment 1 martyr

Post made in memory of martyrs
The Indian Army has made a post in Galvan named after the martyrs. At the same time, the Defense Ministry has decided to record the names of all the martyrs in the National War Memorial. Tensions between the two countries on the border had increased since the incident. Both the countries had deployed 50,000 personnel on LAC in Eastern Ladakh. After several rounds of negotiations, it was agreed to reduce the number of troops.

The bravery of the soldiers caused great harm to China
The news agency quoted sources as saying that during the night of June 15-16, Chinese soldiers armed with iron rods attacked Indian soldiers. Violent clashes broke out between soldiers of both armies near Petrol Point-14. At the time of this incident, about 800 soldiers had gathered from China. Whereas, Indian soldiers were few in number.

Chinese soldiers were attacking with stones, sticks and iron rods in the dark of night. Indian soldiers also gave a befitting reply to the attack led by Colonel Santosh Babu. This caused a panic among the Chinese soldiers and in the darkness of night many of his soldiers fell from the ridge into the Galvan River. Although China had maintained silence over the killing of its soldiers, the US Intelligence Report had reported more than 35 casualties.

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