Indian television celebrities, including Maniesh Paul, Karanvir Bohra and Rannvijay Singha took to social media to pay tributes to the 20 Indian Army personnel killed during a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
On Monday night (June 15), 20 army personnel, including a colonel were killed in a violent clash with the Chinese army at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. This was the biggest Indo-China military confrontation in over five decades.
Initially, the Army said that an officer and two soldiers were killed. But the figure has been revised to 20 in a late evening statement, saying 17 others who “were critically injured in the line of duty and exposed to sub-zero temperatures at the standoff location succumbed to their injuries.”
Many TV celebs paid homage to the 20 martyred soldiers on social media.
Maniesh Paul shared pictures of the martyred soldiers on Instagram and wrote, “Big big salute to our brave soldiers!! #RIP… No words can thank you enough for what you have done for us…jai hind!! #jaihind #india #proudindian (sic).”
Kamya Punjabi tweeted, “Salute to all the brave hearts who sacrificed their life for our country, our flag does not fly because of the wind, it flies with the last breathe of each of our brave soldier who died protecting it. Jai Hind #GalwanValley #IndiaChinaFaceOff (sic).”
Salute to all the brave hearts who sacrificed their life for our country, our flag does not fly because of the wind, it flies with the last breathe of each of our brave soldier who died protecting it Jai Hind #GalwanValley #IndiaChinaFaceOff
— Kamya Shalabh Dang (@iamkamyapunjabi) June 17, 2020
Rannvijay Singha of Roadies fame shared a picture of an Indian soldier with the tricolour and wrote, “Salute. #jaihind #forevergrateful #indianarmy #indianarmedforces (sic).”
Actor Karan Kundrra also shared pictures of the martyred soldiers on Instagram.
Karanvir Bohra paid his tribute to the martured army personel killed at Galwan Valley and deleted TikTok app and urged others to do the same. “Sending prayers and love to the martyred soul and their families. And now one by one I’m going to start disassociating with #madeinchina maal. Starting with @tiktok Thank you @indiatiktok for all the love you have shown me, but this is necessary. Jai hind (sic),” he wrote.
Actor Ravi Dubey shared a picture of martyred soldiers and wrote, “Om shanti.”
According to government sources, the Chinese troops too suffered “proportionate casualties” but chose not to speculate on the number. According to reports, China had to suffer 43 casualties in the clash.