Havildar Okay Palani, one of many 20 Indian military troopers killed in a violent conflict with the Chinese language troops in Ladakh, was laid to relaxation at his native village with full navy honours on Thursday.
A gun salute was accorded to the him earlier than his physique have been buried at Kadakkalur village within the district, as scores of individuals together with relations bid a tearful adieu to Havildar Palani who had made the supreme sacrifice on Monday.
Officers from the armed forces, the district Collector, police personnel and elected representatives paid tributes and positioned wreaths earlier than the casket carrying the physique of Havildar Palani.
Officers later handed over the Indian tricolour, wrapped on the casket, to the relations of the departed previous to the burial.
Havildar Palani’s minor son carried out the associated rituals.
Earlier, the soldier’s physique arrived at Madurai airport late on Wednesday, the place officers from the armed forces paid their final respects to him.
The physique was later delivered to his residence early on Thursday.
District Collector Okay Veera Raghava Rao paid respects to the physique and handed over a cheque for Rs 20 lakh, the solatium introduced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami, to the household.
On Monday evening, 20 Indian Military personnel together with a colonel have been killed within the conflict with Chinese language troops within the Galwan Valley in jap Ladakh, the most important navy confrontation in over 5 a long time that has considerably escalated the already unstable border standoff within the area.
The conflict in Galwan Valley on Monday evening is the most important confrontation between the 2 militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La when India misplaced round 80 troopers whereas over 300 Chinese language military personnel have been killed.