New Delhi: The 75th Infantry Day to commemorate the contributions of the Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army, was celebrated on Wednesday. Every year October 27 is celebrated as Infantry Day. This day has a unique significance for the nation, as it was on this day in 1947 that Infantrymen from the Indian Army, led by 1 SIKH, landed at Srinagar Airfield and saved the state of Jammu & Kashmir from a ruthless and treacherous Pakistani invasion. The Infantry since time immemorial has displayed fortitude, indomitable resoluteness and dogged determination all through its chequered history. The fighting spirit of the Indian Army’s versatile ‘Infantry’ has always been appreciated by all over the world.
Greetings and warm wishes to our brave Infantrymen on the Infantry Day. They are the epitome of unwavering courage and valour. The nation salutes their service and sacrifice while serving the country.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 27, 2021
As part of the Infantry Day celebrations, a ‘Wreath Laying’ ceremony was held at the National War Memorial to honour the fallen heroes of the Infantry, who made the supreme sacrifice on various battlefields in service of the nation. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane, Colonels of the Infantry Regiments and other senior officers laid wreaths on this solemn occasion. Three decorated veterans of Indo Pak War 1971, namely Major RK Arora, VrC (Retired), Subedar (Hony Lt) Nand Ram, VrC (Retired) and Grenadier (HonyNk) Amrit, VrC (Retired) also laid wreaths on behalf of veterans of the Infantry.
In his message to all Infantrymen on this day, the Director General of Infantry exhorted them to rededicate themselves to the core values of bravery, sacrifice, selfless devotion to duty and professionalism, and to remain steadfast in their resolve to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.
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