Army organises Walong Fair on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Battle of Walong

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Army organises Walong FairThe Indian Army organised the Walong Mela on 10 November 2022 to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Battle of Walong.

Important facts

  • 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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