Army organises Walong Fair on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Battle of Walong
The Indian Army organised the Walong Mela on 10 November 2022 to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Battle of Walong.
The Dao Division of Spear Corps has organised this fair at Walong circle of Arunachal Pradesh.
It aims to remember the unsurpassed bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army while defending Indian territory against the Chinese invasion of 1962.
The objective of the Mela was to familiarise the public with the Indian Army and to encourage a sense of belongingness and togetherness.
The Mela held in Walong included a variety of spectacular sports and sporting events.
Battle of Walong
Walong is one of the easternmost region of India in Arunachal Pradesh.
In the Indo-China War of 1962, the Indian Army defended against China in all areas except Walong in Arunachal Pradesh.
With less ammunition and resources, the 6th Kumaon Infantry Battalion launched a counterattack between 14 and 16 November 1962 against the Chinese army with the aim of deterring the approaching enemy.
Indian troops fought the Chinese for more than 20 days in Walong, India's easternmost city, which is adjacent to the Tibet region.
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