Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation renovated Rezang La Memorial at Chushul in Ladakh

November 19, 2021 Photo(s): By PIB
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the dedication of the renovated Rezang La Memorial to the Nation, at Chushul, in Ladakh on November 18, 2021.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the Nation renovated Rezang La Memorial at a solemn ceremony at Chushul in Ladakh on November 18, 2021. The Memorial was constructed in 1963 in the Chushul plains, at an altitude of over 15,000 feet, 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. It was a saga of unparalleled bravery as Major Shaitan Singh and 113 soldiers had made the supreme sacrifice, fighting one of the world’s rarest ‘last man, last bullet’ battles. The decision to renovate the Memorial was taken by the Defence Minister 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. Rajnath Singh paid homage to the gallant Indian soldiers who fought the Battle of Rezang La and laid wreath at the Memorial.