Gangtok: Wreath was laid at Sherathang War Memorial, Sikkim on 11 September 2020 to commemorate the 53rd Anniversary of the Nathu La Skirmish on behalf of General Officer Commanding and all ranks of Black Cat Division at Sherathang War Memorial.
The Nathu La Skirmish of 1967 was one of the finest hours of the Indian Army wherein our troops stood firm and resolute against unprovoked belligerence by China.
Soldiers of the Indian Army had displayed unparalleled bravery and courage to successfully defend the crucial Pass. Every year a solemn ceremony is held to remember the supreme sacrifice and to celebrate the victory.
The Nathu La and Cho La clashes were a series of military clashes between India and China alongside the border of the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim. Many historians refer to it as the Sino – Indian War of 1967 or the Second Sino – Indian War.
The Nathu La clashes started on 11 September 1967, when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched an attack on Indian posts at Nathu La, and lasted till 15 September 1967. In October 1967, another military duel took place at Cho La and ended on the same day.