20 Indian soldiers including colonel B Santosh Babu who is from Suryapet in Telangana lost their lives in the India-China face-off on Monday night in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh. This is the first violent face-off between India and China in this region in the last 45 years.
Telangana mourned the death of Colonel Bikkamalla Santosh Babu on Tuesday, who laid down his life along with two other fellow jawans fighting for his country against Chinese in faraway Galwan Valley on the Indo-China border.
Telugu Superstar Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Nikhil, Manchu Vishnu, milky Siren Tamannah Bhatia, megastar Chiranjeevi has paid tribute to martyred soldiers and colonel B Santosh Babu. The celebs also saluted their bravery as they sacrificed in the India-China border clash.
The clash between the Chinese and Indian soldiers happened on Monday night. Initially, it was heard that 3 Army men were killed in the violent clash but later it was stated 20 Indian Army soldiers including Telangana soldier Colonel Santosh Babu who joined the Indian Army in 2004, were killed on Monday night.
Colonel B Santosh Babu wanted to be with the Indian Army since he was a boy. He trained at the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. B Santosh joined the Army in the year 2004 and his first posting was in Kashmir. One year ago B Santosh was deployed at the China border.