Himachal announces Rs 5 lakh for soldiers killed

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imageShimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has announced Rs 500,000 to each of the soldiers killed in a deadly ambush attack in Manipur some days ago.

The announcement was made by state chief minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday on a day when seven bodies of the slain soldiers were expected to be flown in to their villages for cremation.

Out if the 20 soldiers killed in Chandel district 7 were from Himachal.

The hill state produces some of the highest ratio of soldiers of the Indian army.