ITANAGAR, June 7 - General officer commanding of Gajraj Corps Lt General Amarjeet Singh Bedi inaugurated a war memorial at Thembang village in Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh yesterday, a Defence release said here today.
The memorial has been dedicated to the men of 5 Guards, who fought during the Indo-China War in Thembang village on November 16 and 17, 1962.
The battle brought to the fore the resolute courage and indomitable fighting spirit shown by the brave hearts of 5 Guards pitted against a numerically superior strength of the Chinese, the statement said.
The valiant fight put up by the guardsmen inflicted heavy casualties on the Chinese wherein they lost over 600 men, it said. The Guards battalion had lost 90 soldiers including two officers, the release added. � PTI