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JOGINDER WAR MEMORIAL INAUGURATED AT BUM LA

JOGINDER WAR MEMORIAL INAUGURATED AT BUM LA

Context

The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has constructed a War Memorial at Bum La, where Subedar Joginder Singh from the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment made the supreme sacrifice.

Subedar Joginder Singh

  • For his bravery, he was awarded the highest gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra in the Eastern Theatre during the 1962 Sino- India War.
  • Indian Army arranged the Inauguration Ceremony of Joginder War Memorial at Bum La on October 23, 2020,  on the same day on which the Battle of Tongpen La or Bum La took place in 1962.

Bum La

  • It is a border pass between Cona County (in Tibet) and Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh (India).
  • It is 37 km away from the Tawang town and 43 km from the Cona town (Tsona Dzong).
  • At present, the pass serves as a trading point between Tawang and Tibet.
  • It is also a Border Personnel Meeting point for the security forces of India and China.

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