Galwan Braveheart Colonel Santosh Babu’s Statue Unveiled In Suryapet

A statue of Colonel Santosh Babu, who attained Veergati in the Chinese army attack at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, was unveiled at Suryapet by Telangana Minister K T Rama Rao on Tuesday.

Colonel Babu was native of Suryapet, about140 Km from the state capital Hyderabad.

Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, was among 20 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the fierce hand-to-hand combat on June 15 last year in the Galwan Valley, an incident that marked one of the most serious military conflicts between the two sides in decades.

The Telangana government gave Rs 5 crore as ex-gratia to Santosh Babu’s family, besides a government (Group-I) job to his wife and a residential plot in Hyderabad.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had then personally visited the residence of Col Babu and offered condolences.

Colonel Babu was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra posthumously.


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