Sepoy Ankush Thakur who is one of the martyrs of the Galwan clashes between India and China.
The 21-year-old sepoy was recruited into the Punjab Regiment in 2018 and was a resident of Karohta, a village in Bhoranj sub division. His father and grandfather had also served in the Indian Army.
Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the clash between India and China on Monday night in the Galwan Valley. As soon as information about his martyrdom was given over phone by the Army Headquarters to Karohta panch Vinod Kumar, people started raising anti-China slogans.
Thakur was always passionate about joining the army. He had enrolled in a BSc course in college, but quit studies to join the army in 2018.
His uncle Sunil Kumar said Thakur was home around 10 months ago on a vacation before joining his first posting at Siachen. “His unit had recently returned to the base and he was planning to come home,” he said. The family was also planning a function to celebrate his return and retirement of his father together. However, his unit was immediately deployed in the Ladakh sector.
2020-06-15, Galwan Valley, Ladakh, India
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