Indian Army soldier Lance Naik Saleem Khan lost his life during rescue operation in Ladakh’s Shyok river on Friday. He was just 24 year old. He was posted with the 58 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army in Ladakh.
During the rescue operation, Lance Naik Saleem Khan drowned after his boat capsized in Ladakh’s Shyok river on Friday. This incident took place around 3.20 pm on Friday.
He belonged to Mardaheri village in Patiala district. His father Mangal Deen, was also part of the Indian Army. Saleem Khan is survived by his mother and two siblings.
Saddened to hear about the demise of Lance Naik Saleem Khan in Ladakh. He belonged to Mardaheri village in Patiala district. My sincere condolences to his family. The nation salutes the brave soldier. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/BPOQjXmKLA— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 27, 2020
On 24 June, Another Indian Army jawan Naik DSV Sachin More lost his life during construction of a road and bridge in Leh in Ladakh. He belonged to Sakori village of Nashik district and is survived by his wife Sarika.
2 tragic Army deaths on duty on Ladakh’s Shyok river in last 48 hrs. Naik Sachin More & Lance Naik Saleem Khan. Not combat related, but in combat zone, so both to be treated as battle casualties. Condolences to their families/units 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ilAFskFuRL— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) June 27, 2020