TN solider martyred in China attack, people salute his sacrifice

Havildar Pazhani from Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu was among the Indian soldiers who were martyred near Ladakh while fighting the Chinese Army.

Pazhani who hailed from Kadukkaloor village in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district, is the father of two kids and had served the Indian Army for 22 years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and lots of people tweeted their condolences and offered solidarity to the family members of those who have been killed.

Political parties on Tuesday condoled the death of the soldiers who were killed in eastern Ladakh after the army confirmed that 20 of its personnel were killed during a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.

Initially, the army said one officer and two soldiers were killed. Later in the night, an army statement said 17 more soldiers who “were were critically injured in the line of duty at the stand off location” have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were killed in action to 20.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh for the family of Pazhani and also offered a government job (based on qualification) for the next of kin.

The Chief Minister and various opposition leaders from Tamil Nadu issued statements or posted messages on social media in honor of the supreme sacrifice made by the solider and expressed their condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family.