Dharamshala: On occasion of Infantry Day celebrations on Tuesday, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, GOC Rising Star Corps laid a wreath at Shraddha Tara War Memorial in Yol Cantt near here to honour the Bravehearts who laid down their life for the Nation.
Indian Army celebrates 27th October as ‘Infantry Day’. It was on this day that the 1st Battalion of the SIKH Regiment landed at Srinagar airbase and displayed resoluteness and extraordinary courage to thwart the evil designs of the Pakistan Army, who had invaded Kashmir with the help of tribal raiders. The bold and gallant actions carried out by the Indian Infantry Battalions in the ensuing days ensured that the nefarious designs of Pakistan Army were forcefully defeated.
This epic battle continues to motivate thousands of Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and men, who brave all odds of demanding terrain and adversary and continue to put up a resilient and determined opposition to every obstacle that impedes national sovereignty.
Infantry has been at the forefront in the entire spectrum of activities including maintaining constant vigil at the Line of Control, combating insurgency, providing relief to Awaam during natural calamities and restoring peace and tranquility in foreign lands as part of United Nations Peacekeeping Contingents. The challenges, however, unprecedented and unique, each and every time, ‘THE INFANTRY’, as the biggest fighting ensemble of the Indian Army, has risen to the occasion.