Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced ex-gratia compensation of 50 lakh rupees, along with a government job each to the family of Sepoy Prabhjit Singh and Sepoy Amardeep Singh of 21 PUNJAB, who laid down their lives in the line of duty on Sunday. Both the soldiers were reported killed in an avalanche in Siachen glacier.
Captain Amarinder Singh said that their utmost dedication to defend the country’s unity and integrity, even putting their lives at risk, would inspire their fellow soldiers to perform their duties with far more devotion and commitment.
Sepoy Prabhjit Singh, hailed from Village Hakamwala in Mansa district and is survived by his parents and one elder brother. While Sepoy Amardeep Singh, a native of village Karamgarh in Barnala District, is survived by his father and a younger sister.