Rezang La war memorial

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    • The Rezang La war memorial now includes names of Army personnel who lost their lives in the Galwan clash last year.
    • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the revamped war memorial at Rezang La in Eastern Ladakh.

    Rezang La

    • It is also called Rechin La.
    • It is a mountain pass on the Line of Actual Control between Indian-administered Ladakh and the Chinese-administered Spanggur Lake basin that is also claimed by India. 
    • The pass is located on the eastern watershed ridge of the Chushul Valley that China claims as its boundary. 
    • It is at the head of the Rezang Lungpa valley, which houses a stream draining into the Spanggur Lake.

     

    About the memorial 

    • It is dedicated to those who laid down their lives in the Battle of Rezang La during the 1962 war.
    • It will now include the names of Army personnel who lost their lives in the violent clash at Galwan last year.
    • 18th November marks the 59th anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La in which 
      • Troops from the 13 Kumaon Regiment defeated several waves of the Chinese Army at a height of over 16,000 feet. 

    Post 120 Memorial

    • In October 2020, the Army had built a memorial at Post 120 in Eastern Ladakh for the 20 personnel killed in the violent clash at Galwan Valley on June 15 that year. 
      • Post 120 lies along the Darbuk Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) road.

    Source: PIB