Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh pays tributes to Sepoys Gurbinder Singh, Gurtej Singh and Ankush, in Chandigarh.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh pays tributes to Sepoys Gurbinder Singh, Gurtej Singh and Ankush, in Chandigarh.
-- ANI

Sangrur/Mansa: Amid touching scenes, mortal remains of soldiers Gurbinder Singh and Gurtej Singh who died fighting Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley were consigned to flames at their native villages in Punjab with full military honours on Friday.

Sepoys Gurbinder Singh (22) and Gurtej Singh (23) were cremated in their native Tolawal village at Sunam in Sangrur district and Bire Wala Dogra in Budhladha tehsil of Mansa district in the state.

Heart-wrenching scenes were witnessed as family members of the soldiers were inconsolable.

Gurbinder's brother lit the funeral pyre, while Gurtej's father and elder brother lit the pyre in the presence of officials from the Army, police, civil administration and political parties. Scores of villagers gathered to bid a tearful adieu to the fallen soldiers, who were given a gun salute by the Army.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pays a tribute to Sepoy Chandrakant 
Pradhan and Naib Subedar 
Nanduram Soren at Bhubaneswar Airport.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik pays a tribute to Sepoy Chandrakant Pradhan and Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren at Bhubaneswar Airport.
—PTI

Last rites of 2 soldiers performed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The last rites of two soldiers from Odisha were performed with full military honours at their native places on Friday. The body of Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren (43) was consigned to flames as per Santhali customs at Champauda village in Mayurbhanj district. The mortal remains of Sepoy Chandrakanta Pradhan (28) were laid to rest at Bearipanga village in Kandhamal district as per Christian rituals. Soren's nephew Kanhu Soren lit the pyre in the presence of his family members and relatives. —Agencies

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