'Siachen Warriors' Brigade of Fire and Fury Corps on Saturday celebrated the 35th Siachen Day with traditional solemnity and reverence.
Every year, the day honours all the Siachen Warriors who served their motherland while successfully thwarting evil designs of the enemy, over the years.
Brigadier Bhupesh Hada paid homage to the slain personnel at the Siachen War Memorial, in commemoration of the courage and fortitude displayed by troops of the Indian Army in securing the highest and coldest battlefield in the world.
On this day in 1984, the Indian Army secured Bilafond La and other passes on the Saltoro Ridgeline, thus launching 'Operation MEGHDOOT'. Since then, it has been a saga of courage and fortitude in the face of a belligerent enemy, arduous terrain and challenging climate conditions.
To this day, the Siachen Warriors continue to guard the 'Frozen Frontier' with tenacity and resolve against all odds.
On Friday, the official account of Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG PI )of the Indian Army, tweeted that Siachen War Memorial was constructed in the memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives while protecting the frozen frontiers of Siachen.
Major renovation of the memorial has been undertaken by the Siachen Brigade in the year 2018-19.
The war memorial was constructed keeping in my mind the homage to the warriors, a structure that encapsulates that in its very true sense. Hence, as the pictures show, it constitutes of a ladder which the soldiers are climbing, and an Indian flag can be seen behind it. 'All Warriors go to Heaven,' has been written on the ladder.
The Indian Army troops deployed in Jammu and Kashmir including Siachen performed their role by participating in Phase 1 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on April 11.
(With ANI inputs)