‘Sacrificed His Life’: Kin of Soldier Killed in Galwan Valley

Among the 20 Indian soldiers martyred in the standoff at Ladakh’s Galwan valley, Bihar lost five of its brave sons.

Updated19 Jun 2020, 10:38 AM IST
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“I have lost my son. He sacrificed his life for the nation,” said a mother who lost her son to the violent clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on the night of 15 June.

Among the 20 Indian soldiers martyred that night, Bihar lost five of its brave sons.

Sepoy Jai Kishor Singh

Jai Kishore Singh, from Vaishali in Bihar, was among the 20 soldiers who lost their lives.

“My two sons are also ready to join the forces and serve the nation. They are not at peace,” said Rajkapoor Singh, father of Late Sep Jai Kishore.

On being asked if he is scared to send his other two sons to join the army, the father of the brave soldier said:

“No. Why should I be scared? Will you not fight when you get the opportunity? Or would you leave without a fight?”

Sepoy Kundan Kumar

Kumar who belonged to Bihar’s Saharsa is survived by his wife and two kids.

His aggrieved wife who last spoke to him on 9 June, now wants to avenge his death.

Havildar Sunil Kumar

Hailing from Patna, Sunil Kumar joined the army in 2002 and got married in 2004. He was expected home in a few days for his mother's treatment.

“He did not get leave. And then there were clashes. Now my son won’t come back... It has been a month now (since I last spoke). We did not have his number. There is hardly any network. How would we speak to him?”
Mother of Late Hav Sunil Kumar

Sepoy Aman Kumar

Aman Kumar’s family which lives in Bihar’s Samastipur is proud of his martyrdom. He is survived by his wife, who he married in 2019.

Sepoy Chandan Kumar

Chandan Kumar hailed from Bhojpur. All his brothers are serving in the army.

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Published: 19 Jun 2020, 10:36 AM IST
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