GUWAHATI: A war memorial has come up at Bum La in Arunachal Pradesh. Subedar Joginder Singh of 1st Battalion the Sikh Regt received the highest gallantry award, ‘Param Vir Chakra’ in the Eastern Theatre during the 1962 Sino- India War. P Khongsai, Public Relations Officer (Defence) Guwahati said that under the patronage of the Arunachal Government and with efforts of Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, a War Memorial has been constructed at Bum La, where he made the supreme sacrifice.
Indian Army organized the inauguration ceremony of the Joginder War Memorial at Bum La on October 23, 2020, coinciding with the day on which the Battle of Tongpen La (Bum La) took place in 1962. Kulwant Kaur, the proud daughter of Sub Joginder Singh, PVC inaugurated the war memorial in the presence of Pema Khandu and numerous political leaders, State Government and senior Army officials including Alo Libang, Health Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tage Taki, Agriculture Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Jombey Tashi, MLA Lum La, Phurpa Tsering, MLA Dirang, Tsering Tashi, MLA, Tawang, RP Upadhyaya, DGP, Arunachal Pradesh, Major General SC Mohanty, Security Adviser to Government of Arunachal Pradesh, GOC Ball of Fire Division, Commander Tawang Brigade.
The CM asserted that the war memorial was a befitting tribute to Sub Joginder Singh, PVC and his comrades who made the supreme sacrifice in the 1962 war, stated a release. GOC, Ball of Fire expressed his gratitude to the CM for his initiative and assured him that the Indian Army is fully prepared for any contingency.