Dharamsala: To honour the supreme sacrifice of the Infantry in fighting the Pakistani raiders in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947, Rising Star Corps celebrated its 75 Infantry Day with traditional solemnity.
Lieutenant General PN Ananthanarayanan, SM, GOC ‘Rising Star Corps’, laid a wreath at the ‘War Memorial’ in Yol Cantonment on Wednesday. Serving Infantry officers and all ranks of ‘Rising Star Corps attended the ceremony.
Lt Col Devender Anand PRO (Defence) told UNI that similar events were also organized at Mamun, Pathankot and Jammu.
He said that October 27, is celebrated as Infantry Day by the Indian Army as it was on this day an Infantry Company of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to liberate Kashmir from the invading tribals who were supported by Pakistan Army. He said that the resolute defence of the city saved it from falling into the enemy hands.
Lt Col Devender Anand PRO (Defence) said the gallant action of these Infantry Soldiers reversed the tide of the battle and contributed immensely towards integrating Kashmir, as part of independent India besides being the first operation undertaken by Indian Army post Independence.