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Sport Fraternity Pays Tribute To Martyrs Of Galwan Clash

New Delhi: India’s main sportspersons, together with cricket captain Virat Kohli and former soccer skipper Bhaichung Bhutia, have paid tributes to the 20 Military personnel killed throughout a conflict with Chinese language troops in jap Ladakh.

The conflict on the Galwan valley was the largest Indo-China army confrontation in over 5 a long time and escalated the unstable border standoff within the area.

Kohli provided his condolences to the households of deceased Indian troopers and wrote on Twitter: “Salute and deepest respect to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect our country in the Galwan Valley. No one is more selfless and brave than a soldier. Sincere condolences to the families. I hope they find peace through our prayers at this difficult time.”

His white ball deputy Rohit Sharma additionally mourned the demise of the troopers.

Rohit paid tribute to the “real heroes” and mentioned: “Salute to our REAL HEROES who laid their lives protecting and honouring our border. May god give their families utmost strength #GalwanValley.”

Quick-bowler Ishant Sharma wrote on Twitter: “A big salute to our bravehearts who have been fighting for our motherland day and night, only to protect us. My condolences and prayers to the family! Om Shanti!#indiachinastandoff.”

Former opener Virender Sehwag additionally reacted on Twitter: “Heartfelt condolences to Col. Santosh Babu who made the supreme sacrifice in action at the Galwan Valley. At a time when the world is dealing with a serious pandemic, this is the last thing we need. I hope Cheeni sudhar jaayein.”

Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh mentioned: “I salute the courage of our Indian soldiers who have been martyred at #GalwanValley. All these atrocities must stop and hope we can have a peaceful world where human life is valued. My thoughts are with the bereaved families, I pray for their strength.”

Former pacer Irfan Pathan tweeted: “We will always be indebted to our jawans of #IndianArmy who lost their lives in #GalwanValley #JaiHind.”

Bhutia, who has additionally dabbled in politics, termed the assault a “planned one”.

“China had requested all its residents to depart India few weeks again. The killing of our troopers in LAC was a I believe a deliberate one.

“We utterly condemn this cowardly act of China. Indian Govt ought to take sturdy mandatory motion and never bow right down to Chinese language aggression,” Bhutia wrote on the micro-blogging website.

Olympic bronze medal successful duo of wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shuttler Saina Nehwal and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan had been additionally among the many notable athletes to pay tributes.

(With Company Inputs)

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