Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen. (retd) J.J. Singh on Saturday said the 1962 war between India and China reminded the nation of the exemplary bravery of the Indian Army and the ultimate sacrifice of the heroic combatants, who, in spite of heavy odds, fought to the last bullet and the last man.
“This speaks volumes of the gallantry displayed by each man of our armed forces and also reminds us of the exceptional patriotism of the civil administration and the people of Arunachal Pradesh who provided able support at each step,” said Gen. Singhin a message issued by the Raj Bhawan on the 50th anniversary of the India-China war.
“Today, as we complete 50 years since the India-China war was fought, I join every Arunachali and all Indians in paying homage to the valiant sons and daughters of our nation who laid down their lives while defending the motherland during October and November 1962. I also pay rich tributes to all the brave soldiers of Indian Army, our Air Force and the NEFA administrators who stood firm in the defence of our nation in extremely tough and challenging conditions,” Gen. Singh said in his message.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki also paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the war. Mr. Tuki reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India and its citizens were very proud Indians, said an official release.