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Title : The Rezang La Battle

Date : Nov 20, 2021

Description :



Topic: India's Relations with its Neighbours


  • Why is it in the news:


  • The Battle of Rezang La is celebrated for the 59th time on November 18th. A memorial was dedicated on the occasion.


  • What transpired with Rezang La:


  • Rezang La is a mountain pass in Ladakh that runs parallel to the Line of Actual Control and connects the hamlet of Chushul with the Spanggur Lake, which straddles both Indian and Chinese territory.


  • It was also the site of a valiant combat on November 18, 1962.


  • The 13 Kumaon Regiment defeated successive waves of the Chinese People's Liberation Army during the battle in 1962.


  • Despite being vastly outmanned, the regiment's soldiers fought to the death in subzero weather with limited ammunition.


  • Importance of the region: Rezang La is crucial for the protection of the strategically important Chushul. Any invading force that made it so far would have had a direct route to Leh.



  • Preliminary Exam Hot-Link:


  • Information on the Rezang La Battle.
  • What is a line of communication (LoC), how is it established, and what is the geographic scope and relevance of one?
  • What is LAC, exactly?
  • Where did Nathu la go?
  • What is the location of Pangong Tso Lake?
  • Who is in charge of the region of Akashi Chin?


Tags : indi-cjina relations, LAC, Laddakh

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