The Arunachal Pradesh government Thursday announced its decision to pay an ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh to the family of Havildar Hangpan Dada, who was killed by terrorists on the Indo-Pak border in May. The government will also bear educational expenses of his two children.
Dada has been honoured with Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award.
CM Pema Khandu, in a letter to Dada’s widow Chasen Lowang Dada, described the slain soldier as a hero of Arunachal Pradesh who would be remembered for his supreme sacrifice. A memorial would be erected in his native place, he said.