Leh/ New Delhi:
The Indian Military and members of the Tibetan neighborhood in Leh paid their final respects this morning to Tibetan soldier Nyima Tenzin, who was cremated at this time. Nyima Tenzin, who was from the once-secret Particular Frontier Drive (SFF) composed of the Tibetan troopers who function beneath the command of the Indian Military, was killed in motion final week after he stepped on a classic landmine in South Pangong.
Amongst those that paid their final respects was the BJP chief Ram Madhav. The BJP chief shared photos of the funeral in a tweet, which was later deleted. Nonetheless, his presence on the funeral was seen as a message to China, days after contemporary flare-up.
Troopers of the unit owe their allegiance to the Dalai Lama, the flag of Tibet and the flag of India. They’re among the many foremost mountain warfare specialists and skilled to function behind enemy strains in Tibet.
The demise of the Tibetan soldier supplied a uncommon glimpse right into a little-known group of elite, high-altitude warriors. The power recruits largely from Tibetan refugees, lots of of hundreds of whom have made India their dwelling for the reason that Dalai Lama fled Tibet following a failed rebellion in 1959. Some are Indian residents. Few particulars are publicly identified concerning the covert power arrange quickly after a conflict between India and China in 1962. The power is estimated to be greater than 3,500 males.
Final week, the federal government stated the Chinese language troops “engaged in provocative motion” within the south financial institution of jap Ladakh’s Pangong Lake twice.
“The 2 sides ought to proceed their discussions, together with by way of diplomatic and army channels, to make sure full disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity alongside the LAC (Line of Precise Management) on the earliest,” the Defence Ministry stated in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, hours after Defence Ministers of two nations – Rajnath Singh and Wei Fenghi – met in Moscow, Russia.
(With inputs from Reuters)