The Indian Army lost a Commanding officer and two soldiers in the India- China face off on July 16th. Sources informed that Colonel B Santosh Babu, Commanding officer from Suryapet district of Telangana and two soldiers from Bihar were martyred.
An official statement from the Indian Army said, “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation’. The Commanding officer had taken charge in 2nd December 2019. While his parents stay in Suryapet, his wife and chidren are in Delhi.