Thursday, 11 April 2013

UP announces Rs.20 lakh each for soldiers' families

Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs.20 lakh each to the families of two of the five Indian soldiers killed in South Sudan.
Hawaldar Hira Lal and Naib Subedar Shiv Kumar Pal were from Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his condolences to their families.
The two lost their lives in an ambush in South Sudan where they were part of a UN peacekeeping mission.
Earlier, the mortal remains of Pal, who hailed from Pratapgarh, arrived here by a special flight and was received by army and civil administration officials.
Pal is survived by his aged parents, wife Madhu, who works for the National Commission for Women (NCW), and has two children.
Hawaldar Hira Lal belonged to Bulandshahr.
--Indo-Asian News Service

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