Fire and Fury Corps paid homage to the soldiers killed in a faceoff with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley on the first anniversary of the violent clash , informed PRO Defence, Srinagar.
A statement issued by PRO Defence, Srinagar said in the face of unprecedented Chinese aggression, 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives defending our land and inflicted heavy casualties on the PLA.
It further informed that 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.
Fire and Fury Corps paid tribute to the 20 soldiers
who lost their lives in the #Galwan valley clash, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the clash today.
20 soldiers had lost their lives in the clash with Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh sector on 15th June last year. pic.twitter.com/pWEHlYOfu9
— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2021
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, it said.
Meanwhile, a year after the violent faceoff with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley, the Indian defence forces have strengthened themselves in the entire Ladakh sector through multiple initiatives.
These include building infrastructure to enhance connectivity and deploying additional troops to tackle any possible aggression by the Chinese.
The strengthening of positions has taken place at all levels in the armed forces including both the Indian Army and Air Force.
“Surprised shortly by the sudden Chinese aggression in the Ladakh sector, the forces have now strengthened themselves significantly,” government officials said here.
The biggest achievement has been from the infrastructure point of view as road connectivity to all the forward locations have been improved, they said.
“Whether it is the Zojila pass, the world’s new highest motorable road Umling La, Marsmik La, or Khardung La, they have been kept open for troops movement throughout the year, courtesy the Border Roads Organisation,” officials said.