State to construct memorial to Subedar Joginder Singh

BUMLA, Oct 25: The state government has approved the construction of a war memorial in honour of Param Vir Chakra recipient Subedar Joginder Singh.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed this during his interaction with the military personnel here in Tawang district on Thursday.
“The people of Arunachal salute the bravery and sacrifice of Singh who died defending the country. To commemorate his heroic defence against the overwhelming Chinese Army, the state government will construct a war memorial in his honour,” Pema said.
A 1962 war hero, Subedar Singh was awarded with the country’s highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra, posthumously.
Earlier, Pema visited Subedar Singh’s memorial and paid homage to the brave soldier, who had halted and repulsed the invading Chinese Army twice at Tongpen La in the Bum La axis when the enemy was heading to conquer Tawang on 23 October, 1962. Subedar Singh finally succumbed to his injuries in Chinese custody.
The chief minister also visited Bumla Pass and interacted with the personnel of the Bihar regiment. He visited the conference room where border personnel meetings between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army are held for consultations and interactions between the two armies to improve relations.
Pema also visited the LAC point and placed a pebble on the ‘Heap of Stones’ as a symbol of friendship, peace, and tranquility. (CMO)