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5 soldiers martyred near China border in Ladakh

A major accident happened with the Indian Army soldiers in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The army soldiers were practicing tank crossing of the river in the Daulat Beg Oldi area of ​​Ladakh. During this, the water level of the river suddenly increased, due to which 5 army soldiers were swept away in the river and lost their lives. The bodies of all the soldiers have been recovered.

This incident with Indian Army soldiers happened near the LAC border with China. Daulat Beg Oldi is located in the Karakoram Range, where the army base is located.

Officials have said that 5 army soldiers have been swept away in a sudden flood near the LAC in Ladakh. The army tank was crossing a deep part of the river when it got stuck there. During this time, due to the sudden rise in the water level, it got filled with water, due to which the soldiers were swept away and died. It is important to clarify here that no clash has taken place at the spot.

The country stands with the families of the soldiers in this hour of grief: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath said, “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives of 5 of our brave Indian Army soldiers in an unfortunate accident while transporting tanks across a river in Ladakh. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. The country stands firmly with them in this hour of grief.”

Five army personnel were present in the tank: Defence official

Defense officials have said that at the time of the accident, 5 army soldiers were present in the tank. This includes 1 JCO and 4 soldiers. All 5 soldiers were martyred. The bodies of all have been recovered. The tank that met with the accident in Daulat Beg Oldi was the Indian Army’s T-72 tank. India has 2400 T-72 tanks. The Indian Army has been using these tanks for a long time. At the time of the accident, many other tanks were also present there.

Army built tank repair facility near China border

This accident in Ladakh has happened at such a time, just last month the army built a tank repair facility in Daulat Beg Oldi. To strengthen military preparedness near the border with China in eastern Ladakh, 2 tank repair facilities were established. One of these was built in Daulat Beg Oldi and the other in Nyoma. Established at an altitude of 14,500 feet, it is the world’s highest tank repair facility. The army has deployed about 500 tanks here.