Infantry day: PM Modi extends greetings to soldiers

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Published: October 27,2020 01:56 PM
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October 27, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to soldiers on Infantry Day, saying infantry personifies diligence and bravery.

October 27, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings to soldiers on Infantry Day, saying infantry personifies diligence and bravery.



Infantry Day is observed on October 27 to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 to push back Pakistan supported intruders.



Planes carrying Indian troops took off from the Safdarjung airport here to land at Srinagar.



“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,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.





CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane also paid tribute at National War Memorial in Delhi. The officials had gathered on the occasion of Infantry Day. Notably, troops of the battalion which held back the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Rezang La during the India-China war in 1962, watched the ceremony with pride.





The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper also paid their tribute at National War Memorial.



US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo & Defence Secretary Mark Esper, who are in India to participate in 3rd India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.