China's Aggression An Act Of War: Galwan Hero Col Santosh Babu To Be Awarded Wartime Gallantry Award Mahavir ChakraCol Santosh Babu (India TV)

Bihar Regiment's Commanding Officer Colonel Santosh Babu who sacrificed his life during the Galwan Clash with China last year will be posthumously awarded the second highest war time gallantry award the Mahavir Chakra.

An official announcement of the same is expected today evening (25 January) on Republic Day eve.

This announcement assumes huge significance considering Mahavir Chakra is a wartime gallantry award, which has led senior defence analysts to say that India is treating the current Line of Actual Control (LAC) standoff with China as war.

This will be the first time since the Kargi War that the wartime gallantry award the Mahavir Chakra will be awarded.

It was earlier reported that India will honour its bravehearts who were killed defending the country while resisting China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) aggression to capture territory in East Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on 15 June 2020.

At least four Indian Army soldiers including Colonel B Santosh Babu of 16 Bihar battalion may get posthumously honored with gallantry medals.

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