Indian Army Hosts Bike Rally To Pay Tribute To Infantrymen; Assam Regiment Among 4 Units To Spearhead Rally

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In order to commemorate the ’76th Infantry Day’ on October 27, the Indian Army is organizing a “Infantry Day Bike Rally 2022” comprising of four simultaneous bike rallies from all cardinal directions – Shillong (Meghalaya), Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir).

Flagged-off on Sunday, the bike rally will cover the length and breadth of the country and culminate at the National War Memorial on “Infantry Day”.

The Biker groups will be spearheaded by the Assam Regiment from Shillong, the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment from Ahmedabad, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment from Udhampur and the Madras Regiment from Wellington.

Each group consisting of ten bikers, will cover a cumulative journey of 8000 km to showcase the ‘Esprit-de-Corps’ of the Infantry.

The idea behind moving from all directions is not only to showcase the spirit and adventure of Infantry, but also to display the solidarity with our citizens.

According to an official communique issued by the PIB, The “Bayonet Bikers” will interact with Veer Naris, veterans, NCC cadets, students and local populace enroute to pay tribute to the valour and sacrifices of the Infantry soldiers and their families, as well as renew connect with all of them.

It’s worthy to note that the ’76th Infantry Day’ set to be commemorated on October 27 aims to mark the contributions of Infantry – the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army.

On this day in 1947, the Infantrymen from Indian Army, led by 1 SIKH, landed at Srinagar Airfield to save Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) from the ruthless and treacherous Pakistani invasion.

Since time immemorial, the Indian Army’s versatile ‘Infantry’ has displayed fortitude, indomitable resoluteness and dogged determination through its chequered history.

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