On the occasion of 76th Infantry Day, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ‘Shaurya Divas’ program organized by the Indian Army in Budgam today.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was also present in the program. Singh also visited an exhibition of the Indian Army on the occasion.
Infantry Day is celebrated to commemorate the first military event of independent India, when the Indian Army launched the first attack on Indian soil on October 27, 1947, in the Kashmir Valley.
The soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment won the victory.
Raksha Mantri congratulated and extended best wishes to the courageous infantry personnel and their families on the 76th Infantry Day.
Singh tweeted, “On 76th Infantry Day, congratulations and best wishes to our courageous infantry personnel and their families. The Indian infantry is associated with utmost courage and professionalism.
The nation salutes their bravery, sacrifice and service.”
Rajnath Singh is the second top Union minister to visit Jammu and Kashmir this month.
Earlier, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was on a three-day visit to the Union Territory from October 4.
Later in the day, the Defense Minister will reach Leh on a two-day visit to the Union Territory of Ladakh.
The Indian Army celebrates 27 October every year as ‘Infantry Day’, as the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed at the Srinagar airbase and displayed perseverance and extraordinary courage to thwart the evil designs of the Pakistani Army. In 1947, Kashmir was invaded with the help of tribal invaders.
That is why every year on 27 October, the Indian Army celebrates it as ‘Infantry Day’.
This year both the Indian Army and the Air Force are going to celebrate this special day as “Shaurya Diwas” as Thursday also marks the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Indian Air Force’s Kashmir Air Base.
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