Amidst the rising tension between India and China in Ladakh, the recent clash at Galwan valley on Monday night resulted in the martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives after a violent face off against Chinese troops. While the nation mourns the deaths of the bravehearts, iconic figures from India’s cricketing and sports fraternity take to Twitter to pay their respects to the heroes who sacrificed their lives at the frontier.
In the night of 15th June, a violent scuffle took place at the Galwan valley, when over 300 Chinese soldiers ambushed 55 unarmed Indian soldiers with batons and baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire. In addition to the deaths of 19 Indian Army jawans and an officer, it was also reported by many media outlets that around 40 Chinese soldiers were killed. However, China has not made any official confirmation.
From the current and former players of Indian cricket team, to the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Saina Nehwal, all took to Twitter to voice their respect for the Indian soldiers.
Salute and deepest respect to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect our country in the Galwan Valley. NO one is more selfless and brave than a soldier. Sincere condolences to the families. I hope they find peace through our prayers at this difficult time. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 17, 2020Advertisement
Our martyrs will continue to live through the lives that they have inspired with the heroic acts to protect our motherland. A nation mourns its brave jawans and stands by their selfless parents and families.
Deepest condolences and may you all rest in peace. 🙏🏼
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 17, 2020
Resolve this across a table while you can, not at the border. Act swiftly, for the sake of those army personnel who have died and for those who shouldn't.
I can only hope that the families of those who have laid down their lives find strength to deal with their losses.
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 17, 2020
Salute to our REAL HEROES who laid their lives protecting and honouring our border. May god give their families utmost strength #GalwanValley
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 17, 2020
I salute the courage of our Indian soldiers who have been martyred at #GalwanValley
All these atrocities must stop and hope we can have a peaceful world where human life is valued.
My thoughts are with the bereaved families, I pray for their strength 🙏🏻
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 16, 2020
China had asked all its citizens to leave India few weeks back. The killing of our soldiers in LAC was a I think a planned one. We completely condemn this cowardly act of China. Indian Govt should take strong necessary action and not bow down to Chinese aggression pic.twitter.com/PToDa61mLv
— Bhaichung Bhutia (@bhaichung15) June 17, 2020
I salute the Indian army 🇮🇳💪..I salute the Indian soldiers who were martyred at #GalwanValley ..My heart goes out to the families of these brave soldiers..🙏 #JaiHind @IndINDIANARMY pic.twitter.com/L31a3YGlcS
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 16, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 16, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Col. Santosh Babu who made the Supreme Sacrifice in action at the#GalwanValley . At a time, when the world is dealing with a serious pandemic, this is the last thing we need. I hope Cheeni sudhar jaayein. pic.twitter.com/PlvE9WStEY
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 16, 2020
My Salute to every brave heart who lost their lives at #GalwanValley and to every soldier of #TheIndianArmy who strive to protect us so we can lead normal lives. My thoughts go out to their families who are as brave as our Jawans. Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) June 17, 2020
My condolences to the families of the bravehearts. You made the ultimate sacrifice for our motherland. May god give the families strength in these tough times. RIP🙏🏻💔 #GalwanValley
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) June 17, 2020
India is saddened by the loss of twenty brave soldiers and their CO who led from the front.
Time for the whole country to come together as one. This will not be forgotten #IstandwithIndianArmy
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 17, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 17, 2020
My salute to every soldier of The Indian Army who lost their lives yesterday serving our great country.
My heart goes out to the families of the Jawans.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) June 17, 2020
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) June 16, 2020
भारत के बेटे… आपको कोटि कोटि प्रणाम 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9lcAdSvRl1
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 18, 2020
I salute our brave soldiers for the incredible sacrifice that they have made for our country and it's people at #GalwanValley. And to also every soldier of the Indian Army. My deepest condolences to the families of the martyrs. May God give them the strength 🙏🏼
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) June 17, 2020
Salute to our soldiers who have laid down their lives to defend our country! My condolences and strength to their loved ones #GalwanValley
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) June 17, 2020
A sacrifice that will never be forgotten by the nation. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the Indian Army officer and the two soldiers. Saluting your bravery, Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #GalwanValley pic.twitter.com/Kk2Wt0WdSs
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 16, 2020
A big salute to our bravehearts who have been fighting for our motherland day and night, only to protect us. My condolences and prayers to the family! Om Shanti! 🙏 #indiachinastandoff
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 17, 2020
My condolences to the families of soldiers who’ve laid their lives fighting for motherland at #GalwanValley. We are extremely indebted to the brave soldiers for their supreme sacrifices. Let us salute their valour. May the bravehearts live in jannat.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 16, 2020
Salute 🙏 the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country. My deepest condolences to the families of the Martyrs. #indianarmy
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 17, 2020