Jammu, June 3 -- The Ladakh Scouts Regiment, which guards the region from two hostile neighbours, commemorated its diamond jubilee on Thursday and paid homage to bravehearts of the nation, said officials.

Jammu based defence spokesperson, Lt Col Devender Anand, said, "Ladakh Scouts has played a major role in all conflicts and wars fought after independence. Despite being the youngest infantry regiment of the Indian army, it is one of the most decorated regiments being awarded with an Ashok Chakra, 10 Maha Vir Chakras, two Kirti Chakras, 26 Veer Chakras, six Shaurya Chakras and 79 Sena Medals".

"These awards are an indelible testament to the bravery and valour of this regiment. Being permanently deployed in extremely high-altitude areas,...