The Battle of Rezang La is considered one of the 10 greatest and most challenging military conflicts in the world, he noted.
The memorial was constructed in 1963 in the Chushul plains, at an altitude of over 15,000 feet.
The renovated complex includes a double-storied museum, a mini-theatre to screen a special documentary on the battle, a helipad and various other tourist amenities. It also displays the names of the Army personnel who lost their lives in the violent clash at Galwan valley last year.
November 18 marks the 59th anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La in which troops from the 13 Kumaon Regiment defeated several waves of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 1962. During the battle, 114 soldiers of the Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon lost their lives. Maj. Shaitan Singh was posthumously awarded Param Vir Chakra, the country’s highest wartime gallantry award. “Major Shaitan Singh and his fellow soldiers fought till the ‘last bullet and last breath’ and wrote a new chapter of bravery and sacrifice,” Mr. Singh said.