A jawan of the Indian Army from Nashik district of Maharashtra has died while trying to save his colleagues who had fallen into a river along the India-China border in the Galwan valley, Minister of State for Home Satej Patil said on Thursday.
The jawan, Sachin More, was a native of Malegaon in Nashik district, around 200km from here, he said.
More, who hailed from Malegaon tehsil, was posted on the India-China border. He died while trying to save his two colleagues who had fallen into a river. They were posted in the Galwan valley, Patil said.
Further details were awaited.
The Galwan valley was the scene of a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15.