Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Jharkhand son martyred in Ladakh face-off with Chinese troops

Hemant Soren pays homage to late Kundan Ojha

Ranchi: Sepoy Kundan Ojha of Dihari village in Jharkhandś Sahibganj district was among the three Indian soldiers killed in a violent face-off with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh Monday night.

Colonel B Santosh Babu and Havildar Palani were also killed in the clash in the midst of de-escalation efforts following several weeks of tension at the border.

Condolences poured in from various quarters soon after Jharkhandś brave son getting martyred transpired. Chief Minister Hemant Soren in a tweet paid homage to late Ojha. ¨We are proud of our brave son of Jharkhand #KundanOjha who sacrificed his life along with two other armymen in the line of duty. I salute all of them and Jharkhand Govt and the entire state stands in solidarity with Kundan’s family in this hour of bereavement.¨

In an earlier tweet, Soren said, ¨Disturbed, sad & disappointed to hear about the violent standoff yesterday night at #LadakhBorder. My homage & tributes to the armymen who sacrificed their lives to protect our national sovereignty & my thoughts and prayers are with their family members in this hour of bereavement.¨

Indian forces retaliated and there were casualties on both sides, said sources.

Sources further said the soldiers were not shot but were killed in a physical fight on Indian Territory that involved stones and batons. The foreign ministry said the clashes happened “as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there”.

Major Generals of both sides met to de-escalate tension after the clashes, an official statement said. This is the first violent incident involving fatalities since 1975 between India and China, who fought a border war in 1962.


Moderate Rain Expected at Many Places for 3 Days in Jharkhand

With monsoons playing truant, Jharkhand grapples with high humidity and heat. Relief is in sight with the Meteorological Department predicting rain due to cyclonic circulation in Odisha.

Chicken-seller Killed Over Debt: Two Arrested in Lohardaga District

Chicken trader Bajrang Baitha's tragic end after asking for repayment of Rs 2,000 loan; Lohardaga police make swift arrests.


Dev Anand & Suraiya: Bollywood’s Tragic Love Tale

A tale of love, religion, and conviction between Bollywood stars Dev Anand and Suraiya. A look at their romance and the tragic end that has inspired generations.

Oppenheimer: Nolan’s Epic Movie of Perspectives

Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' with its star-studded cast, gripping storytelling, and practical effects leaves audiences in awe, a must-watch on the big screen.


The Unforgettable Love Story of Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman

Explore the timeless romance of Indian cinema icons Guru Dutt & Waheeda Rehman. Their love, reflected in their classics, remains a poignant tale The Indian...

Jamshedpur Expo International Trade Fair 2023 to Showcase Eco-Friendly Electric Mobility

The upcoming Jamshedpur Expo International Trade Fair 2023 will be a hotspot for showcasing eco-friendly electric mobility and more.

Feel like reacting? Express your views here!

Read More



Subsribe Our Newsletter & get Free Daily News & Opinion updates!

Town Post