Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) For Galwan Hero Colonel Santosh Babu
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Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) For Galwan Hero Colonel Santosh Babu

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November 23, 2021

Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment who was among the 20 soldiers that died in the line of duty in brutal hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley on June 15 last year, was today posthumously given the Maha Vir Chakra - the second highest wartime gallantry honour.


New Delhi, 23 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV,The late Colonel's wife and mother were present at Rashtrapati Bhawan to receive the honour.Colonel Babu was tasked to establish an observation post in face of the enemy, his citation for the award noted, saying he organised and briefed his troops troops about the situation with a sound plan and successfully executed the task. "While holding the position his column faced stiff resistance from the adversary who attacked using lethal and sharp weapons along with heavy stone pelting from adjoining heights," read his citation.

Source - NDTV

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