Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP
Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP

Tibetan SFF soldier killed on India-China border told family: ‘we are finally fighting our enemy’

  • Tenzin Nyima saw fighting China as the apex of more than 30 years’ service with the Special Frontier Forces, and knew he might die, his family says
  • ‘Every Tibetan wants to fight China, because that fight is not just for India, it is also for our own land, our identities,’ says his brother

Topic |   China-India border dispute
Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP
Indian soldiers pay their respects during the funeral of Nyima Tenzin in Leh. Photo: AFP

Corrected [1:43pm, 24 Sep, 2020]

  • [1:43pm, 24 Sep, 2020]

    The name of Tenzin Nyima's brother has been updated to Tenzin Nyandak. An earlier version of this article referred to him by his local nickname.

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