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Statue of Col Santosh Babu, who was killed in Galwan clash, unveiled in Suryapet

Colonel Babu was native of Suryapet, about140 Km from the state capital Hyderabad.
Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, was among 20 Indian soldiers killed in the fierce hand-to-hand combat on June 15 last year in the Galwan Valley.(HT Photo)
Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, was among 20 Indian soldiers killed in the fierce hand-to-hand combat on June 15 last year in the Galwan Valley.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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He deserved top medal: Col Santosh Babu's kin disappointed with Maha Vir Chakra

  • His mother said she was not at all happy to receive the news that her son was conferred Maha Vir Chakra. “I expected the top medal, not this,” she said.
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Hyderabad

‘16 Bihar’ heroes of Galwan skirmish to be honoured at Republic Day parade

  • PM Modi, who travelled to Ladakh soon after the clash, had paid glowing tributes to the bravery of soldiers, telling them that India's enemies had seen their "fire and fury".
Col Santosh Babu, 37, commanding officer of 16 Bihar, led from the front when Chinese troops refused to withdraw from the Patrolling Point 14 location under a de-escalation plan agreed by the two sides.(HT PHOTO.)
Col Santosh Babu, 37, commanding officer of 16 Bihar, led from the front when Chinese troops refused to withdraw from the Patrolling Point 14 location under a de-escalation plan agreed by the two sides.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 12:49 PM IST
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Col Santosh Babu’s widow appointed Deputy Collector in Telangana

Earlier in June , Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had appointed Santoshi as a Group-I officer during a visit to Suryapet town to see the family Col Santosh Babu.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao handing over the appointment letter to Santoshi in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(https://twitter.com/TelanganaCMO)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao handing over the appointment letter to Santoshi in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(https://twitter.com/TelanganaCMO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Col Santosh Babu, killed in Ladakh clash, cremated with military honours

Amid slogans of “Colonel Santosh Amar Rahe” by thousands of people assembled there, his father Upender lit the pyre at around noon. The army jawans from 16 Bihar regiment gave a gun salute to the departed soldier.
Several senior officials from the regiment conducted the proceedings as per the military procedures, including carrying the coffin up to the pyre. (HT Photo)
Several senior officials from the regiment conducted the proceedings as per the military procedures, including carrying the coffin up to the pyre. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 04:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
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