Army commemorates Zojila Day near Drass

Srinagar: The Zojila Day was commemorated at the Zojila War Memorial near Drass in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to celebrate the action by Indian Army troops in 1948 on the icy heights of Zojila pass, the gateway to Ladakh.

The Srinagar-based Defence Ministry spokesman said the day was marked with a solemn wreath laying by Commander Dras Warriors of the Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps to pay homage to the soldiers who died liberating the Zojila Pass from Pakistani intruders.

The Zojila Day epitomises the indomitable spirit of bravery of the Indian Army. The battle was also historic for the reason that tanks were used for the first time at such heights.

The Commander of Drass Brigade interacted with the soldiers.

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