Battle of Rezang La

  • IASbaba
  • November 21, 2022
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Context: November 18, 2022, marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La, one of the few bright spots in the War of 1962 with China.

About 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 war 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 60th 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)

Source:  Indian Express


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