Army pays tribute to martyrs killed in Galwan Valley Clash

Fire and Fury Corps on Tuesday paid homage to the soldiers who died in a clash with Chinese soldiers on this day last year in Galwan Valley.

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, said a defense spokesman.

“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,” he said, in a statement.

“In the face of unprecedented Chinese aggression, 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives defending our land and inflicted heavy casualties on the PLA,” he added further.

The clash – first of its kind between India and China in 45 years – took place after the Indian soldiers were attacked by Chinese troops on the night of June 15, 2020 in Galwan Valley.