Defence minister Rajnath Singh mourns loss of lives of five Indian Army soldiers in Ladakh

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 29, 2024 IST

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New Delhi, June 29: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, mourned the death of five Army Soldiers after a tank met with an accident while getting across a river on Friday.

“ Deeply saddened at the loss of live of five of our brave Indian Army Soldiers in an unfortunate accident while getting across a river in Ladakh in a tank.   We will never forget the exemplary service of our gallant soldiers to the nation” Rajnath Singh Said in a post on X.

Congress President Malikarjun Kharge said he was deeply distressed by the news of the accident and loss of lives.

The T-72 tank which the Army personnel were operating met an accident during a river crossing exercise. The mishap took place on Friday due to a sudden increase in water levels, said defence officials.

“There were five soldiers in the tank at time of incident, including one Junior Commissioner Officer and four Jawans. One person has been located while the search for others is still going on” defence officials said in an initial confirmation ( ANI) 

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