Army man Palani of TN was among the soldiers died in Ladakh, leaders pay tribute!

The violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on Monday night during the de-escalation process followed by skirmishes over a border dispute had claimed the lives of three army men of the Indian Army, signaling the escalating tensions between the nations amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The three martyrs include an army colonel and two soldiers of which one was from Tamil Nadu. The deceased army man was identified as 40-year-old Palani, who was a native of Kadukkalar Village in Ramanathapuram district. He joined the army when he was 18 years old and he was surviving with his wife and two children. He was stationed at the Galwan Valley region. 


According to the reports, the violent clash occurred near the region on Monday night when the Indian troops were on the process of de-escalating and ease the tensions and dispute that persisted since May and according to the Indian Army, both sides reported casualties and this is the first time that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) had reported the casualties in forty years. 

After the news of the demise of the Tamil Nadu soldier came to the revelation, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has taken to Twitter and expressed his condolences to the family of the martyred. He stated that he has deeply grieved by the news that Palani, a soldier from Ramanathapuram district, has died on his duty while protecting the border against the Chinese troops. 


Along with the Chief Minister, DMK President MK Stalin has also consoled the family members of the deceased. He offered his salute for the sacrifice done by the Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh against the India-China faceoff. Former Tamil Nadu BJP Chief and sitting Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan had also expressed her condolences. 


She stated that "I'm deeply anguished by hearing the death of martyr Palani, who belonged to Ramanathapuram district. I express my condolences to the martyr's family and I pray to the almighty God to calm his soul". The reports stated that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tabled a meet with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff, and the chiefs of three services and took stock of the developments in Ladakh. Beijing has accused India of crossing the border and attacking the Chinese personnel. 

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