Extending his best wishes on the occasion of Infantry Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is proud of the role played by infantry in protecting the nation.
"Greetings to all ranks of our courageous infantry on the special occasion of Infantry Day. India is proud of the role played by the infantry in protecting our nation. Their bravery continues to motivate millions," PM Modi said in a tweet.
October 27 every year is celebrated as the 'Infantry Day' by the Indian Army. 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 in 1947.
The Chinar Corps of the Indian Army on Tuesday celebrated the 74th Infantry Day at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar to honour the supreme sacrifice of the gallant soldiers in fighting the Pakistani invaders in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.
The celebration began with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony by Lieutenant General BS Raju, General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps. Officers of all ranks paid tributes to the fallen soldiers at War Memorial at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar.
Earlier today, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane paid tributes at the National War Memorial.
The Fire & Fury Corps also celebrated the 74th Infantry Day with its General Officer Commanding Lieutenant General PGK Menon laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Leh and paying homage to the brave heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
Lieutenant General PGK Menon, in his message, complimented the Infantrymen for their devotion to duty and indomitable spirit, while serving under trying and difficult conditions.
(With ANI inputs)