November 18, 2022, is the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La, one of the few bright spots in the War of 1962 with China.

 

About the ‘Battle of Rezang La’

  • The Battle of RezangLa is an epic battle Indian Army ever fought in hostile conditions in eastern Ladakh region.
  • RezangLa showed sheer tenacity and valour of the soldiers of ‘Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon Regiment’ of the Indian Army.
  • Sixty years ago on the morning of November 18th, fierce fight broke when over Five thousand Chinese with heavy artillery support have attacked Charlie Company, protecting the airfield of Chushul.
  • 120 brave soldiers of Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon Regiment led by commanding officer Major Shaitan Singh had delivered the heaviest blow to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, by killing over thousand Chinese soldiers in the fight.
  • As many as 114 soldiers of C company died fighting.
  • The bravery of Indian soldiers in this battle forced China to declared ceasefire.