Galwan hero Col Santosh Babu accorded Mahavir Chakra posthumously

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Col Santosh Babu

Colonel Santosh Babu, who laid down his life while resisting a vicious attack on his observation post by Chinese Army soldiers in the Galwan valley in the Ladakh sector during Operation Snow Leopard, was awarded Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously) by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday. His mother and wife received the award from President.

Besides Colonel Babu, Naib Subedar Nuduram Soren, Havildar K Palani, Naik Deepak Singh, Sepoy Gurtej Singh will receive their Vir Chakras posthumously for their gallant actions against the vicious attack by the Chinese Army in the Galwan Valley in June last year as part of the Operation Snow Leopard.

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