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Vajra Corps celebrates 74th Raising Day anniversary

Vajra Corps celebrates 74th Raising Day anniversary

Army men during the celebrations of the Vajra Corps 74th anniversary in Jalandhar Cantt on Friday.



Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, March 1

Vajra Corps celebrated its 74th anniversary of Raising Day at Jalandhar Cantonment today. To mark the occasion, Lt Gen Vijay B Nair, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Vajra Corps, laid a wreath at the Vajra Shaurya Sthal to pay homage to all those who laid down their lives in the line of duty. The wreath laying was followed by an interaction with veterans from Jalandhar.

The Corps Commander addressed all ranks while extolling the glorious history of the Vajra Corps, the first Indian Army Corps raised post-Independence on March 1, 1950. “The Corps has proved its mettle on the Western Front in various wars and achieved its objectives with courage, élan and valour,” Lt Gen Nair said.

“The Corps based in Punjab has witnessed some of the fiercest battles during the 1965 and 1971 conflicts. From the ‘Graveyard of Patton Tanks’ at Khem Karan to the capture of Barki and Dograi, numerous acts of individual and collective bravery, gallant sacrifices and inspiring leadership have ensured that the Vajra Corps played a pivotal role in shaping the history of the nation,” the GOC said.

“Since its inception, the Vajra Corps has been bestowed upon with a total of 25 battle honours, four honour titles and 38 theatre honours,” the GOC said.

The General Officer Commanding exhorted all ranks to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation and remain operationally ready to take on any challenges in the future.

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