UN Chief Ban Ki-moon honoured over a million Indian soldiers who fought in the World War I at a commemorative event here and released a photo book authored by the Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of India to the UN featuring war memorials from across the world.
Fifty soldiers lost their lives in Siachen Glacier due to climatic conditions and avalanches in the last three years while 16 soldiers died while serving in UN peacekeeping operations during that period, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
The UN has commemorated the centenary of World War I, lauding the courage and sacrifice of soldiers including over a million from India, and underscored the importance of reconciliation through diplomacy.
Taking a strong note of their controversial remarks on the killing of soldiers along LoC, JD(U) today issued show cause notice to its two Bihar ministers asking why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.
The five Indian Army soldiers, who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir two nights ago, were on Thursday given a Guard of Honour ahead of their cremation in their respective villages.
Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops on Monday fired at Indian soldiers while they were trying to rescue two porters who were wounded in twin blasts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district.