Veerta Chakra (Bronze Murals)Operation Meghdoot
Operation Meghdoot is an operation along our North-Western border region in high altitude area of Siachen Glacier. The enemy post 'Quaid-e-Azam' at an altitude of 21,153 ft with 1500 ft steep ice wall was so well positioned that it dominated the Indian posts all around. To capture this strategically located position, Indian Army launched its offensive on 23 June 1987. After three days and three nights of grueling operation under the most difficult and adverse weather conditions with temperatures going down to minus 50 degrees C and intense snow blizzards, 8 JAK LI accomplished the mission on 26 June 1987. It is considered as a feat unparalleled in the history of high altitude warfare. Later, the post was named as 'Bana Top' taking its name from one of the valiant soldiers who participated in this Operation.