In a collaborative effort, the Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited (HPDCAPL) and the Indian Army’s 3 Corps, Likabali, along with allied engineering wings of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, conducted a joint recce on the establishment of a 1962 War Memorial. The initiative, guided by Maj. Gen. Jarken Gamlin, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd), aims to honor the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the 1962 Chinese aggression and protect the frontier.

Led by Er. Toko Onuj, Chairman cum Managing Director of HPDCAPL, the technical team from the implementing agency engaged in extensive consultations with representatives from the Indian Army and the Nyelam Welfare Society. These discussions focused on the planning and execution of the project, with a strong emphasis on synergy among all stakeholders.

During the deliberations, the parties commended the progress made by the Neelam Welfare Society in the preliminary works, including land acquisition and initial development of the memorial site. The Department of Power, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, also received recognition for its prompt action in support of the project.

With the consent of all involved parties, a final arrangement for the components of the memorial project was agreed upon, ensuring that the sacrifices of Martyr Lt. Rfn Neelam Tebi of 5 Assam Rifles and other courageous individuals from Arunachal Pradesh are duly honored. This dedication to their memory was made by the Honourable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh as a tribute to the sons and daughters of the soil who made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland.

The establishment of the 1962 War Memorial signifies the collective gratitude and remembrance of the people of Arunachal Pradesh for those who defended the nation’s borders during the historic conflict. The project will serve as a reminder of their bravery and inspire future generations to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

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