Rajnath Singh Dedicates To The Nation Renovated Rezang La Memorial At Chushul In Ladakh
Ladakh, Nov 18 (TNA) Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Thursday dedicated to the Nation the renovated Rezang La Memorial at a solemn ceremony at Chushul in Ladakh. The Memorial was constructed in 1963 in the Chushul plains, at an altitude of over 15,000 feet.
It is right at the India-China border to honour the troops of Charlie Company of 13 KUMAON Regiment, who on November 18, 1962, had defended Rezang La and the surrounding areas located at over 16,500 feet on the Kailash Ranges in Eastern Ladakh.
The decision to renovate the Memorial was taken by Singh when he had visited Leh in June 2021. In a major upgradation exercise, the renovation of the Memorial commenced in mid-July and the complex was ready within three months for inauguration on the 59th anniversary of the battle.
The Raksha Mantri paid homage to the gallant Indian soldiers who fought the Battle of Rezang La and laid wreath at the Memorial. In his address, he said, the courage and sacrifice of the Charlie Company will always inspire future generations, describing the Rezang La memorial as an epitome of the passion, determination and fearless spirit of the bravehearts of the country.