Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps on Tuesday paid homage to the martyrs of the Galwan Valley standoff on the first anniversary of the violent clash which took place on June 15 last year.
“The nation will remain eternally grateful to these gallant soldiers who fought in the most difficult high altitude terrain and made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation,” said a defence spokesman.
In face of the unprecedented Chinese aggression, 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives defending the country and inflicted heavy casualties on the PLA, the spokesman said.
In a solemn ceremony, Major General Akash Kaushik, COS, Fire and Fury Corps, laid a wreath at the iconic War Memorial in Leh on the occasion.
On the first anniversary of the deadly clashes, the Army said the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers while fighting the adversary in the “most difficult” high altitude terrain will be “eternally etched” in the memory of the nation. “General MM Naravane #COAS & All Ranks of #IndianArmy pay homage to the #Bravehearts who made supreme sacrifice in Galwan Valley #Ladakh while defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. Their valour will be eternally etched in the memory of the #Nation,” the Army tweeted.“The nation will remain eternally grateful to these gallant soldiers who fought in the most difficult high altitude terrain and made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation,” the Army said in a statement.
The Army, in a tweet, also posted lines from a celebrated poem penned by late poet Makhanlal Chaturvedi to pay respect to the brave hearts.