India-China Border Clash: In a violent face-off in Ladakh on Monday night, as many as 20 Indian Army personnel were killed during a clash with Chinese troops in Galway Valley, eastern Ladakh. Reportedly a colonel Santosh Babu also included among the deceased. It has been learned that both the country's military officials tried to defuse the situation, as per a Twitter post shared by the Indian Army. Meanwhile, the entire nation is mourning the loss of the country's heroes. Many South Indian celebrities took to their social media handles to share their condolences. Tamannaah Bhatia, Kajal Aggarwal, Hansika Motwani, and Mahesh Babu were among a few who penned heartfelt messages for the deceased martyrs.
The Sye Raa actress Tamannaah Bhatia wrote on social media, "My heart goes out to the families of our soldiers who lost their lives fighting relentlessly for us. Om Shanti." Mahesh Babu also took to his Twitter handle where he shared that he was in deep grief and disturbed by the news of the death of Indian soldiers in Ladakh. He wrote, "Deeply disturbed and saddened to learn that our soldiers were martyred at #GalwanValley. Your sacrifice for the nation will forever be etched in our hearts. We salute your bravery and patriotism. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Jai Hind."
Other celebrities like Varun Tej also expressed grief over the situation and offered heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the Indian martyrs.
Here are the Twitter messages posted by the Celebrities:
Saluting to the brave soldiers who were martyred at the #GalwanValley— Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) June 17, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to their families!
Deeply disturbed and saddened to learn that our soldiers were martyred at #GalwanValley. Your sacrifice for the nation will forever be etched in our hearts. We salute your bravery and patriotism. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Jai Hind— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) June 17, 2020
A big salute to our Indian soldiers who were martyred at #GalwanValley Om shanti 🙏🏻 my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) June 17, 2020
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. As per the reports in a leading media agency, the meeting was held to discuss the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh.