The Indian Army has observed the 54th anniversary of the battle of Rezang La at Chushul in Ladakh, to commemorate the historic battle with China in 1962. “Battle of Rezang La that was fought during the war of 1962 is one among the few battles of the world where troops fought with the enemy till last man, last round and created history of their valiance in the defence of the motherland,” a defence spokesman said.
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He said that the troops of ‘C’ Company of 13 Kumaon, led by Major Shaitan Singh, will always be remembered in the annals of history as ‘Bravest of the Brave’. “Upholding the tradition of honouring our war heroes, Chushul Brigade commemorates this historic day every year on November 18,” he said.
To commemorate the epic Battle of Rezang La, war veterans, ex-Servicemen and war widows from adjoining areas were invited and honoured during the function. The event culminated with wreath laying ceremony at the Battle of Rezang La War Memorial, where war veterans, senior army officers, war widows, civil dignitaries and locals paid their homage to the fallen heroes of Rezang La, he said.
The 54th Rezang La day celebrations once again revived the memories of the supreme sacrifices made by our valiant soldiers in battle of 1962 and added another memorable chapter in the history of Eastern Ladakh, he said.