Army celebrates 65th Infantry Day
STATE TIMES NEWS
UDHAMPUR: Amid reversal of arms and sounding of bugles at war memorials across Jammu and Kashmir, Army on Monday celebrated its 65th Infantry Day with traditional solemnity and gaiety.
In the honour of martyrs of the Infantry, Chief of Staff of Northern Command, Lt Gen HJS Sachdev laid wreath on the Dhruva Shahid Smarak in Udhampur-based Northern Command Headquarters.
“The Indian Army celebrated 65th Infantry Day with traditional solemnity and gaiety today,” a defence spokesman said.
The highlight of the function was the solemn wreath laying marked by reversal of arms and sounding of bugles at the Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal and Tiger War Memorial.
“Veterans, serving Officers and men alike paid homage to all the brave soldiers of the country who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” the spokesman said.
The day was celebrated in a most traditional and solemn manner at Jammu and Nagrota Garrison, he said, adding that similar memorial services were held across the state.
Major Gen Dushyant Singh laid the wreath at the newly- renovated Tiger War Memorial in Satwari and Brigadier N.K Airy, the senior most Infantry Officer in the absence of General Officer Commanding (GOC), White Knight Corps, Lt Gen KH Singh laid the wreath on his behalf at the Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal at Nagrota.
Lt Gen DS Hooda, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Army Commander) Northern Command and senior-most Infantry officer in the region, complimented all Infantrymen for their devotion to duty and indomitable spirit while working under trying and difficult conditions. (PTI)