Major Shaitan Singh 13 Kumaon The battle of Rezang La, Ladakh, will long be remembered in the annals of militaryhistory because of the incredible heroism displayed by over a hundred Indian soldiers led by Major Shaitan Singh against overwhelming hordes of Chinese. While the Chinese were equipped with modern weapons, Indian troops were armed with the .303 singleaction Lee Enfield rifle which was an obsolete and outmoded weapon from the Second World War.
Notwithstanding the disadvantages of climate, terrain, and weapons, Major Shaitan Singh and C Company went all out to defend Rezang La on 18 November 1962. Major Shaitan Singhs leadership and courage inspired and motivated his men to face the enemy.
A ceasefire to the SinoIndian war was declared by the Chinese Army after this battle.