Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh on Thursday to inaugurate a newly revamped battle memorial in Ladakh’s Rezang La, the place names of troopers who died within the June 2020 Galwan Valley conflict with the Chinese PLA have additionally been added.
Sources stated Singh is more likely to have a gathering with officers of the armed forces at Leh to take inventory of the border scenario. Singh’s go to assumes significance as China not too long ago appeared to have toughened its stance on border negotiations. The final Corps Commander stage assembly between the 2 sides couldn’t make any progress on disengagement of troops.
The memorial was first raised at Chushul in Ladakh in reminiscence of troopers who died within the battle of Rezang La throughout the 1962 battle. In this battle, an organization of 13 Kumaon battalion fought to the final man to dam PLA from crossing the ridge into Chushul Valley.
In the continuing standoff in Eastern Ladakh, Rezang La once more turned a flashpoint when in August-September final 12 months Indian troops took over key heights overlooking Chinese army posts. The preemptive motion compelled China to return to the negotiating desk and disengagement of troops was achieved on each banks of Pangong Tso this 12 months.