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DRDO to name its Covid hospital wards after soldiers killed in Galwan clash, ICU unit named after Col Santosh Babu

IndiaTimes Saturday, 4 July 2020
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid-19 Hospital in Delhi after the Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash last month.
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Actor Phonsok Ladakhi sings a song for Indian soldiers who fought in Galwan Clash. He composed a song on the bravery of the soldiers who fought with Chinese troops. India-China tension had escalated into violent clashes in Ladakh on June 15. Both sides suffered casualties with at least 20 Indian...

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