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April 22, 2024 3:50 pm

Vajra Corps celebrates 75th Raising Day at Jalandhar

The Fact news service
Jalandhar: 02 March

ajra Corps celebrated its 74th anniversary of Raising at Jalandhar Cantt today. To mark the occasion, Lieutenant General Vijay B Nair, General Officer Commanding, 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 of the Corps extolling the glorious history of the Vajra Corps, the first Indian Army Corps raised post independence on 01 Mar 1950. The Corps has proved its mettle on the Western Front in various wars and achieved its objectives with courage, elan and valour.  The Corps based in Punjab has witnessed some of the fiercest battles during the 1965 & 1971 conflict. 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. Since its inception, the Vajra Corps has been bestowed upon with a total of 25 Battle Honours, 04 Honours Titles & 38 Theatre Honours.

On this solemn occasion, the Corps Commander exhorted all ranks to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation and urged them to remain operationally ready to take on any challenges in the future.

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