New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Days after the violent standoff with Chinese forces that claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers, the Indian Army has paid tributes to the Bihar Regiment with a sly dig at China.

The Indian Army’s northern command on Saturday tweeted a video, celebrating the history of the Bihar Regiment and valour and courage it has shown in battles over the years.

“The Saga of Dhruva Warriors and The Lions of Bihar Regiment. Born to fight. They are not the bats. They are the Batman. After every Monday, there will be a Tuesday. Bajrang Bali Ki Jai,” Indian Army’s northern command tweeted.

In a one minute and 57-second video, the Indian Army honoured the valour shown by the Bihar Regiment and spoke about the Kargil War and how the soldiers of the regiment fought against the intruders.

“It was the same month, 21 years ago. Bihar regiment gave a bloody nose to the Kargil intruders. They were on heights too and were they prepared. They went with guts and came back with glory,” said Major Akhil Pratap in the video.

In the video, the Indian Army also paid tributes to Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of 16 Bihar Regiment, who was among the 20 soldiers who were martyred while fighting the Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley.

The video so far has been viewed by over 202 thousand people and has collected more than 13.6 thousand likes and has been retweeted by over 6.5 thousand people. 

The Army’s video came just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the troops of the Bihar Regiment in the violent standoff with Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley. 

“The country is proud of the sacrifice made by our braves in Ladakh. Today when I am speaking to people of Bihar, I will say the valour was of Bihar Regiment, every Bihari is proud of it. I pay tributes to the braves who laid down their lives for the nation,” the Prime Minister had said.

The Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army was formed in 1941 and its headquarter is located at Danapur Cantonment in Patna which is the oldest cantonment of India.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma