SEPOY BALAJI LAID TO REST WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS

SEPOY BALAJI LAID TO REST WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

SEPOY BALAJI LAID TO REST WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS 

 Chennai, 09th October 2017

           Indian Air Fore Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed on 06th Oct 2017 after getting airborne from helipad North of Tawang.  The Helicopter crashed close to Dropping Zone and caught fire immediately.  Seven Defence personnel were onboard, including Sepoy E Balaji, all of them sustained fatal injuries during the crash. Sepoy E Balaji’s martial remains reached Chennai yesterday.                   Last rites of Sepoy E Balaji was performed with full military honours today                (09th Oct 2017) at Kolapakkam, Chennai. Lieutenant General RK Anand, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area, Shri P Benjamin, Hon’ble Minister, Govt of Tamil Nadu and District Collector, Kancheepuram Shri P Ponniah, IAS paid their last respects.   

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001:     Lieutenant  General RK Anand, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area laying the wreath to the mortal remains of Sepoy E Balaji at the burial site Kolapakkam, Chennai today (09th Oct 2017).                           

002 & 003:     Lieutenant  General RK Anand, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area paying last respects to the mortal remains of  Sepoy E Balaji at the burial site Kolapakkam, Chennai today (09th Oct 2017).     

                       

004 & 005:     Lieutenant General RK Anand, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area consoling the family members of Sepoy E Balaji.      

                      

006 to 012:     Last rites of Sepoy E Balaji was performed with full military honours today (09th Oct 2017) at Kolapakkam, Chennai.