The wreath-laying ceremony of Indian Army Hawaldar K Pal who lost his life in a violent face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan valley, Ladakh was performed at the Madurai Airport on Wednesday.
At least 20 Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel rank officer, had lost their lives in the violent face-off in the Galwan valley area of Ladakh on June 15.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palswamy on Wednesday announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family Pal.
In a statement, the Chief Minister stated that one of the family members of the slain soldier who hailed from Ramanathapuram district will be offered a government job.
Palswamy has also expressed condolences to the bereaved family.DMK president MK Stalin also condoled the death of the jawan.
The violent face-off happened in Galwan valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to "unilaterally change" the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side, India said on June 16.
( With inputs from ANI )