Bhubaneswar, June 17 (LocalWire): Two jawans from Odisha were martyred yesterday in violent clashes between the Indian army and the Chinese forces at Galwan Valley, Ladakh.
The two jawans have been identified as Chandrakant Pradhan, 28, of Biarpanga village in Raikia block of Kandhamal district and Nanduram Soren, 43, of Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj.
The mortal remains of Chandrakant Pradhan will arrive at his village on June 18.
On Tuesday, the Indian Army stated that 20 of their men, including officers, were killed in an unprecedented violent clash with the PLA troops at Galwan.
“17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the standoff location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high-altitude terrain have succumbed to injuries taking the total casualties to 20,” said a statement issued by Indian Army on Tuesday night.