#UnmaskingChina: Indian bravehearts laid to rest with full military honours
18, Jun 2020, 4:52 PM
Hyderabad/Chennai: Havildar K Palani, one of the 20 Indian army soldiers killed in a violent clash with the Chinese troops in Ladakh, was laid to rest at his native village with full military honours on Thursday. A gun salute was accorded to him before his body was buried at Kakkalur village in the district, as scores of people including family members bid a tearful adieu to Havildar Palani who had made the supreme sacrifice on Monday.
Officials later handed over the Indian tricolour, wrapped on the casket, to the family members of the departed prior to the burial.
Mortal remains of Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, who lost his life in the violent face-off with China in Galwan Valley, was brought to Suryapet, Telangana for final rites. Thousands paid their respects to the martyred soldier including ministers K Venkatareddy, Jagadishwar Reddy, BJP MP D Aravind and BJP state president B Sanjay. The soldier was laid to rest with full military honours. His father Upendra performed the final rites.