The violent face-off with the Chinese soldiers resulted in the martyrdom of a senior officer of the Indian Army, who hails from Suryapet town of Telangana. He was killed in a hand-to-hand combat on Indian territory.
Colonel Santosh Babu, is a son of a Physical Education Teacher, he was a resident of Vidya Nagar in Suryapet.
He was an NDA student from the Korukonda Sainik School, Hyderabad. He is survived by wife Santoshi and two kids, a daughter and a son.
He has been working in the border for the last 18 months.
Colonel Santosh Babu and two soldiers were killed in a hand-to-hand combat on Indian territory.
He along with two soldiers attained martyrdom in the skirmish at Galwan Valley in Ladakh last night.