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Ladakh intrusions: Special Frontier Force takes first casualties

The SFF was raised in November 1962 in the aftermath of India's crushing defeat by China

Ladakh standoff | Indian Army | People’s Liberation Army

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

An army convoy on the Srinagar-Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, Ganderbal district, in central Kashmir (Photo: PTI)
An army convoy on the Srinagar-Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, Ganderbal district, in central Kashmir (Photo: PTI)

At 7 am on Tuesday, a small army convoy rolled into the Tibetan settlement of Choglamsar, adjoining Leh, the capital of Ladakh. Inside a truck, draped in the Indian tricolour, lay the coffin of Company Leader Nyima Tenzin of the Special Frontier Force (SFF), an elite paratroop unit manned by volunteers from the 120,000-strong Tibetan refugee community in India.



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First Published: Wed, September 02 2020. 02:58 IST