From last night’s bloody clash with China in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan valley, another resident of Jharkhand’s Lal Bharagora martyred. Ganesh Hansda was 21-year-old sepoy and he lost his life in the sudden Chinese provocation.
Chief minister Hemant Soren expressed his condolences to the martyred jawan’s family and said “During the violent impasse along the Indo-China border, another Jharkhand’s son Ganesh Hansda martyred. Yesterday the news of the martyrdom of Jharkhandi Veer Kundan Ojha came. The sacrifice of heroic Jharkhandi sons in defence of the sovereignty of the country will be remembered for centuries.”
भारत-चीन सीमा में हिंसक गतिरोध के दौरान फिर एक झारखण्डी शेर गणेश हांसदा जी के शहीद होने की खबर सुनकर मन व्याकुल है। कल भी झारखण्डी वीर कुंदन ओझा जी के शहीद होने की खबर आई थी।
देश की संप्रभुता की रक्षा में वीर झारखण्डी सपूतों का बलिदान सदियों तक याद रखा जाएगा। https://t.co/cLkPXSNo99 pic.twitter.com/N1gyU2xxko
According to reports, Sepoy Ganesh joined army in 2018 and after his training in Danapur, Bihar, he was posted at Leh. Ganesh’s brother said that the family talked to Ganesh two weeks back in which Ganesh said that he is doing fine and they should not worry about him.
It is said that he last visited home in January and returned back on 27 February to join his duty.
Kundan Kumar Ojha (24) of Jharkhand’s Sahebganj district was among Indian Army personnel killed in skirmishes in Galwan Valley of Ladakh on Monday night.
Kundan, a jawan (sepoy) of the 16th Bihar Regiment, was scheduled to return home to Dihari village under Sadar area of Sahebganj district to see his daughter born three weeks ago. But he couldn’t because of the escalation in tension along the LAC on the India-China border.
Notably, while India has announced all its casualties thus far, China is yet to give a figure of casualties/injuries to its troops. In a statement, India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) blamed China for all the casualties, which, the ministry said, were ‘avoidable’.
These were the first casualties in an India-China border skirmish since 1975.