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

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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