Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, October 27
In a poignant ceremony to mark Infantry day, the Chief Of Defence Employees Normal Bipin Rawat accompanied by the Military Chief Normal MM Naravane, all Military Commanders and all Colonel-Commandants of the Regiments current in Delhi, laid a wreath as a mark of respect on the Nationwide Conflict Memorial (NWM) on Tuesday morning.
Notably, troops of the battalion which held again the Folks’s Liberation Military (PLA) at Rezang La in the course of the India-China conflict in 1962, watched the ceremony with satisfaction.
The 13th battalion of Kumaon regiment is these days on duties on the NWM. One of many epic fightbacks in warfare was scripted by the battalion on the battle of Rezang La. The Battalion’s ‘C-company’– some 120 soldiers– led by Main Shaitan Singh had held again the PLA from capturing Chushul and in addition the Dungti-Leh highway. Main Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the very best gallantry honour of the nation.
Rezang La prime is a part of the 70 km frontage in South Pangang Tso which was occupied by Indian troops in late August as a part of countermeasures to push again the PLA within the ongoing border tensions.
Infantry day is noticed on Oct 27 to mark the touchdown of Indian Military troops at Srinagar airfield in 1947. This was a day after the Maharaja of Kashmir signed the instrument of accession.
What made the ceremony distinctive was that the Military Commanders have been current on the ongoing Commanders convention in New Delhi they usually joined in. Additionally, this was the primary time that the CDS – the workplace was established in January this yr — was laying a wreath on infantry day. The NWM is on the India Gate in central Delhi.