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ByNE India Broadcast

Oct 18, 2022

Indian Army is commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of the Battle of Walong, a shining example of unparalleled bravery, guts & sacrifice by Indian Army soldiers fighting the Chinese onslaught in 1962.

The month long event was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding, Spear Corps at Walong. GOC paid homage at the War Memorial & also interacted with war veterans.  He also honoured the porters who participated in the Battle of Walong in a solemn ceremony that was organised at Walong.

Sixty years ago during the 1962 Indo-China War, Indian Army gave a bloody nose to the Chinese in the ‘Battle of Walong’. Indian Army launched counter attack to stall the advancing PLA soldiers. The brave hearts of Indian Army held back the Chinese troops for 27 days, which forced the Chinese to deploy its reserve division from Tawang to Walong. Outnumbered, with little ammunition and limited resources, the valiant troops continued to hold their ground is a classic example of fighting till last man, last round. This saga of valour and sacrifice serves as a tale of inspiration for generations to come.

To commemorate the occasion, events  aligned with the operations as it occurred in Oct – Nov 1962 will be organised all over the country to include lectures on Battle of Walong at Army War College, Mhow, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington & for general public at Kolkata. It also includes motorcycle rally being flagged off from Tezpur which will visit the historical battlefields of 1962 collecting soils from these battle fields, which will thereafter be instated at Walong War Memorial. The remembrance will culminate on 17 November 22 at Walong wherein Bicycle rally & Motorcycle expeditions will be flagged in and large number of War Veterans, their relatives & locals of the area who participated in the battle will be honoured.

Source: Indian Army

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