Bhubaneswar: Expressing deep grief over the death of two Odia soldiers at Gulwani Valley in Ladakh during a violent face-off with China, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the next kin of the two martyrs.
The ex-gratia will be given to the families of the two martyred soldiers from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).
Also, the CM praised the bravery and courage of the Odia soldiers. He further stated the two have made supreme sacrifice for the motherland. He conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved families.
Chandrakanta Pradhan from Biarpanga village in Kandhamal district’s Raikia block and Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren from the Rairangpur area of Mayurbhanj were among the 20 Indian soldiers who were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh region on intervening nights of June 15 and June 16.