India prepared to give befitting reply: Rajnath

November 19, 2021 12:00 am | Updated 06:40 am IST

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.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.