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Punjab CM condoles tragic death of 3 Punjabi soldiers in Siachen avalanche

Punjab News Express | November 20, 2019 08:32 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday condoled the tragic death of three Punjabi Soldiers in an avalanche at Siachen Glacier in Ladakh two days ago.         

NK Maninder Singh of Fatehgarh Churian (Gurdaspur), Sepoy Veerpal Singh of village Guara near Malerkotla (Sangrur) and Sepoy Dimple Kumar of Village Saidan near Hajipur (Hoshiarpur) lost their lives in the line of duty at the world’s highest battlefield on Monday.

Captain Amarinder expressed grief at the heart-rending loss and extended his sympathies to the bereaved families. He announced financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 12 lakh each of the next of kin, along with a government job for one eligible member of each family, according to an official spokesperson.

The Chief Minister said that the eternal sacrifice of these valiant soldiers at 19,000 ft. altitude in extremely cold conditions and against all odds had immortalized the men and their courage.

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