A commanding officer hailing from Suryapet district in Telangana State was killed during the violent face-off with Chinese soldiers in the wee hours of Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Indian Army confirmed that Colonel Santosh Babu along with two soldiers attained martyrdom in the skirmish at Galwan Valley in Ladakh in the intervening night of June 15 and 16.
The Indian Army released an official note in this regard, which says, “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’.
Colonel Santosh Babu hails from Suryapet town in Telangana State.
He is survived by wife and two kids ( a daughter and a son).
He has been serving the country on the Indo-China border for the past 18 months.
He was an NDA student from the Korukonda Sainik School, Hyderabad.
His father is a teacher.