Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswamy announces solatium of Rs 20 lakh to kin of soldier killed in Ladakh face-off

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy has announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the soldier, who lost his life in the border skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh.

 

Palaniswamy has expressed his deep condolences over the death of the 40-year old jawan K.Palani at the border in defence of the nation.  

In a statement, the Chief Minister also stated that one of the family members of the slain soldier K Palani who belonged to Ramanathapuram district will be offered a government job.

Meanwhile several political leaders in the state have expressed their deep condolences to the bereaved family.

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, India said on Tuesday.

The Army confirmed that 20 soldiers were killed in the face-off including 17 who were critically injured at the stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain.

“Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan area in Ladakh where they had earlier clashed on the night of June 15 and 16”, Indian Army said.

The incident took place at a time the de-escalation process was “underway in the Galwan valley”. This is the first violent incident involving fatalities since 1975 between India and China, who fought a brief border war in 1962.
 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: New Indian Express

 

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