'Sad but proud that he gave up his life for the nation': Parents of Col Santosh Babu on their son martyred during India-China faceoff

‘Sad but happy that he gave up his lifestyle for the nation’: Parents of Col Santosh Babu on their son martyred in the course of India-China faceoff

With tears rolling down and head held high, martyred Colonel Santosh Babu’s mother claimed, I am emotion unhappy that I misplaced my only son and at the identical time emotion proud that he sacrificed his lifestyle for the country.”

Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 16 Bihar regiment who was one between the troopers martyred in Galwan Valley all through the violent deal with-off with the Chinese troops, hailed from Telangana’s Suryapet. 

Parents of Colonel Santosh Babu. IBTimes Creative

‘Everyone dies but it is a privilege to die for the country’

Babu’s mom, Manjula even more claimed, “My daughter-in-regulation was knowledgeable very last night time. She explained to me currently afternoon at 2 pm. At very first, we did not believe that it but afterwards higher authorities informed us what had transpired. We’re below deep shock. Our son faced several issues.” 

B Upender, father of the martyred Colonel, who is a retired banker, “I was always conscious that a single day I could listen to what I read these days, and I was mentally prepared for it. Absolutely everyone dies but it is a privilege to die for the state and I am proud of my son.” 

The mothers and fathers were shaken but retained their stoic demeanour as they ended up proud their son fought bravely towards terrorists all through his 15 a long time job. Babu was the son of a retired lender worker and a homemaker and lived with his spouse and two little ones in Delhi. Colonel Santosh Babu will be laid to relaxation tomorrow, June 18 at Suryapet. 

Colonel Bikkummala Santosh Babu of the 16 Bihar regiment was a resident of Telangana’s Suryapet district.  Immediately after finishing his experiments in Suryapet, Colonel Babu attended the Sainik College in Korukonda and went to protected a graduation degree from Pune in advance of enrolling in IMA-Dehradun. His first submitting was in Jammu and Kashmir.

20 Indian troopers killed in Galwan Valley standoff: Indian Army 

Chinese PLA Tibet Military Command drills

The night time time higher altitude drill by PLA has arrive amid the ongoing border standoff with India in Ladakh.Graphic Resource: eng.chinamil.com.cn

The other troopers who were martyred had been recognized as Palani from Tamil Nadu and Kundan Ojha. Indian Military issued a assertion on Tuesday evening whereby it claimed, “17 Indian troops who ended up critically injured in the line of duty at the standoff area and uncovered to sub-zero temperatures in the significant altitude terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that ended up killed in motion to 20.”

Watch martyred Colonel Santosh Bapu’s mother chat about her son: