Proud of his sacrifice: Martyred col's mother
June 16, 2020  19:29
Colonel Santosh Babu, who was Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment, was one of the martyrs in the clashes with Chinese forces in Galwan Valley. 

On hearing of his death, his mother said, "I am proud of his sacrifice as a mother, but I am very much in pain for his demise as he was my only son."

While the exact nature of the violent confrontation is not known yet, sources said no firearms were used. 

"During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation," the army said in a brief statement.
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