Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/ANI)
Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/ANI)

Odisha CM pays tribute to 1971 war veteran

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2020 16:14 IST


Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 13 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to Lt-General KP Dhal Samanta, who passed away on Monday.

"Odisha mourns the loss of one of its most illustrious sons, Lt Gen (retd) KP Dhal Samanta. He was a veteran of the 1971 War, Op Blue Star, Siachen & Kargil War. A proud alumnus of Sainik School, BBSR retired as DG of Rashtriya Rifles India's main counter-insurgency force in J&K," Patnaik tweeted on Monday.
Samanta was a veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, former Director-General of the Rashtriya Rifles and member of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) at Kolkata.
He passed away on Monday, at a private hospital in the national capital. (ANI)

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