New Delhi: Amid escalating border tensions between India and China at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, 131 armed forces personnel have joined the Ladakh Scouts Regiment in Leh on Saturday.
“Attestation Parade was held on Saturday at the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh to mark the entry of 131 well-trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts Regiment as young soldiers. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the profound ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisories. The attestation parade was conducted in the highest traditions of the Indian Army and reviewed by Brigadier Arun CG, deputy general officer commanding, Leh Sub Area,” a defence spokesperson of India said in a statement.
The armed forces personnel hailing from all across Ladakh, took oath in unison to serve the nation, a report by Hindustan Times said.
Quoting Brigadier Arun CG, the report said that he congratulated them and urged them to devote their lives in the service to the nation as “proud” armed forces personnel of the Indian army.
“He exhorted the young soldiers to continue to strive hard in pursuit of excellence in all spheres of the profession and take a solemn vow to uphold the sovereignty of the nation against all odds in the true spirit signified by the ethos of the Indian Army,” the spokesperson added.
The new recruiters, according to the statement, were also awarded medals for their outstanding performance during the training.
In June this year, at least 20 Indian armed forces personnel were killed in a clash with the armed forces personnel of China at Galwan valley in Ladakh.
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