Heroes of Rezang La battle remembered

GOC, Fire & Fury Corps Lt Gen Harinder Singh laying wreath at war memorial in Ladakh.
GOC, Fire & Fury Corps Lt Gen Harinder Singh laying wreath at war memorial in Ladakh.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Nov 18: The nation today remembered the gallant heroes of the battle of Rezang La in Eastern Ladakh, which has gone into the annals of military history as one of the greatest battles ever fought.
It was in November 1962, that brave hearts of ‘Charlie’ Company 13 KUMAON, under the inspiring leadership of Major Shaitan Singh, fought the enemy to the ‘Last Man, Last Round’. This unparalleled saga of valour and sacrifice, where every man died a hero, continues to inspire future generations of Indian soldiers.
Upholding the tradition of remembering and honouring our war heroes, Chushul Brigade of the ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps commemorated the historic day with reverence. Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps paid homage to the martyrs of Rezang La, wherein he visited the battle ground where the epic battle was fought and paid respects to the fallen heroes.
Lt General Harinder Singh thereafter laid a wreath at the Rezang La Memorial in the honour of brave men of ‘Charlie’ Company 13 KUMAON who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of the motherland. Senior military and civil dignitaries as well as Veterans from the area, were present during the wreath laying ceremony.
Commemoration of Rezang La Day each year is an endeavour by the Indian Army to pay homage to the brave men of ‘Charlie’ company 13 Kumaon, who have etched their names in golden letters in the history of India, with their courage and commitment.