Galwan Valley Martys: Last year on June 15 and 16, 20 soldiers, including a colonel of the Indian Army, were martyred after an attack by Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh. Today the country is observing the one year and Honoring this martyrdom Army officials and the entire country is paying their tribute to our soldiers. Meanwhile, netizens have also started to pay their homage to all the gallant men of 16 BIHAR, 3 PUNJAB, 3 MED REGT & 81 FIELD REGT gave the supreme sacrifice in the Indo-China clash last year.
Remembering the #Bravehearts of #Galwan
Maj Gen Akash Kaushik, Officiating GOC #FireandFuryCorps laid a wreath at #Leh War Memorial & paid homage to #Bravehearts who laid down their lives at #Galwan on 15 Jun 2020 while fighting for the #Nation.#IndianArmy pic.twitter.com/qMayWT8mhY
Remembering the #Bravehearts of #Galwan
On this day a year ago, Our Brave Hearts put down Chinese Aggressors with bare hands at #GalwanValley.— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) June 15, 2021
Their courage & supreme sacrifice that began a new era of Indian Defence will inspire crores of Indians.
I salute each one of these Real Heroes with great pride.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/pN4E2cskBG
A year since our soldiers were put to test at the #GalwanValley. The Chinese, in return, learnt what real aggression was. Salute to our men. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳— Sreejith Panickar (@PanickarS) June 15, 2021
'Galwan Ke Balwan'— Soldierathon (@Soldierathon) June 15, 2021
Remembering Colonel Santosh Babu & his 19 brave men on their 1st sacrifice anniversary. On 15th June 2020, at #GalwanValley they fought gallantly till last drop of their blood to save honour of our land,flag & sovereignty💪
Tribute & Salute 🌹🙏Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/NnD4K4iDYJ
Remembering the Heroes of GalwanValley on the 1st Anniversary of their Supreme sacrifice for our motherland. 🇮🇳— Swati Singh (@thatcurlyfoodie) June 15, 2021
A year passed , on the day 15th June 2020 our brave soldiers laid their life‘s to protect us in #GalwanValley clash.🙏
Never forget, Never forgive. pic.twitter.com/2cTiKkdhwi
Last year on June 15 and 16 there was a clash between soldiers of India and China as the latter tried to enter the Indian border. While the soldiers of the other side were more and even violent, Indian brave hearts still managed to dust their enemies.
This was the first incident in years in Galwan Valley that India and China had fought to such an extent.
About 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the skirmish between the soldiers of India and China in Galwan on the night of June 15-16. Among them was Colonel Santosh Babu, who was the commanding officer there. On this night, a patrolling party of the Indian Army was inspecting the Indo-China border. During that, he saw Chinese soldiers on the Indian border. The Indian soldiers requested them to return but they refused. Gradually, this request turned into anger among the fierceness of China.
Following the incident, Chinese soldiers attacked Indian soldiers with big stones. According to the statement by the Indian Army, Colonel Santosh Babu had uprooted the Chinese army's tent two days ago at the same place where the clash took place. Also, the soldiers of both sides are not allowed to use weapons in this area. While Indian soldiers took full care of this matter, Chinese soldiers on the other side had iron rods with barbed wire attached to them.
Seeing the increasing clash, Indian soldiers forwarded the message to call more backup immediately. For six hours, Indian soldiers fought Chinese soldiers who brought stones and iron rods. In this clash, Colonel Santosh was badly injured and later he left the world-saving his country.
The martyrdom of their commanding officer caused anger among the Indian soldiers and they also gave a befitting reply. After this, China, in its official statement the next day, terming the Galwan Valley as its territory, mentioned the action of Indian soldiers wrong. However, the Government of India also gave them a befitting reply.
Later even after about 10 months after the Galwan incident, tensions between China and India continued on this issue. India too was fully geared up to respond to any situation. In addition to the state-of-the-art fighter jets, even tanks were deployed on the border. The number of soldiers on the Indo-China border was also increased. On the international stage, the action of Indian soldiers in Galwan was justified. The USA clearly said that Indian soldiers have every right to defend their border. Therefore, the action taken in Galwan is completely justified.
It took about eight months for China to accept this. In February 2021, the PLA admitted for the first time that four soldiers, including their battalion commander, were killed in Galwan, while a regiment commander was seriously injured. However, the whole world speculates that China also hid the exact number of soldiers killed in this statement. China has also given posthumous medals to the soldiers killed in this clash recently.