The whole country was stunned and shocked on Sunday to know about the loss of 22 jawans who were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The bodies of all 22 of them have been recovered and the government confirmed the same on Sunday. This followed condolences for their families from the whole country as all of them shared their grief.
Apart from the 22 who lost their lives, 31 jawans are injured while one soldier is still missing if the reports are to be believed. The likes of Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also saluted the bravery of martyred soldiers and also hoped that the injured jawans recover soon.
On Sunday morning, a tribute was paid at the force’s camp in Jagadalpur to the soldiers who lost their lives in the fierce action.
Cricketers pay their tribute
Even the cricketers condoled the passing away of the Indian soldiers in the Naxal attack. The likes of Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli among many other Indian cricketers took to Twitter to salute the valiant sacrifices of the jawans.
“Distressed to see the killing of at least 22 of our jawans by naxals in Chhattisgarh. Any life lost hurts, but for any nation, the life of its jawan is priceless. They are the real desh-bhakts. Hope the real culprits are brought to justice. Om Shanti Jai Hind,” Raina’s tweet read.
While Virat Kohli termed the incident as absolutely tragic, Irfan Pathan was hurt after knowing about the loss of the lives of Indian soldiers. “Absolutely tragic to hear about the loss of lives of our brave jawans. My condolences to the bereaved families,” the tweet of the Indian captain read.
The former cricketer and now a politician Gautam Gambhir also bowed down to the sacrifices of the soldiers. “Nation bows down to the sacrifice of our bravehearts. Enemy within is as barbaric as enemy outside. Won’t let this sacrifice go in vain #NaxalAttack,” he tweeted.
Here are some of the tweets from Indian cricketers:
Saddened to hear about the Naxal Attack in Chhattisgarh. My heartfelt condolences to the family’s of all the martyrs 🙏
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 4, 2021
Saddened by the news coming out. Thoughts, prayers and condolences with the loved ones of our jawaans. #NaxalAttack
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) April 4, 2021
Distressed to see the killing of at least 22 of our jawans by naxals in Chhattisgarh. Any life lost hurts, but for any nation, the life of its jawan is priceless. They are the real desh-bhakts. Hope the real culprits are brought to justice.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 4, 2021
My condolences to the loved ones of the brave jawans who were killed. Thoughts and prayers with their family.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 4, 2021
Losing lives always hurts and if it’s of our jawans it hurts more. #Chhattisgarh
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 4, 2021
I salute the valiant sacrifice of our jawans martyred in Sukma. May the brave hearts who fought for our motherland #RIP and my condolences to their families 🙏🙏
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 4, 2021
Absolutely tragic to hear about the loss of lives of our brave jawans. My condolences to the bereaved families. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 4, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 4, 2021
Nation bows down to the sacrifice of our bravehearts. Enemy within is as barbaric as enemy outside. Won’t let this sacrifice go in vain. #NaxalAttack
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 4, 2021
Heart breaking to hear the news of loss of 22 security personnel and injuries to many in the #NaxalAttack in Sukma in Chhattisgarh. Nation is indebted to the jawans who laid down their lives. Naman to the martyrs.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 4, 2021
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