Superstar cricketers, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among others, have paid their respects to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley after a face-off with the Chinese Army on Monday night.
In the statement, released by Indian Army, it was stated: “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”
The bloody clash, which has soared the ongoing tension between India and China, has left many in shock.
“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,” tweeted Kohli.
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, 2020
“Salute to our REAL HEROES who laid their lives protecting and honouring our border. May god give their families utmost strength #GalwanValley,” wrote Rohit.
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
A host of other cricket stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir also reacted on the news.
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
Like every Indian right now, I feel extreme pain. Our soldiers, like always have displayed exemplary courage. Damage has been inflicted on both sides but India never hides the sacrifice of soldiers for fake perception! Nation stands with the bereaved families! #WeStandFirm
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 17, 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
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
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
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
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 16, 2020
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) 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 the soldiers who laid their lives down at #GalwanValley. Myself & the entire nation will never ever forget your sacrifice. I salute your bravery. #JaiHind 🙏. pic.twitter.com/LtcsaVeDXl
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 16, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 16, 2020
— Vijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) June 16, 2020