76th Infantry Day Celebrations: Trishakti Corps Of Indian Army Conduct Wreath-Laying Ceremonies In Sikkim

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Sujal Pradhan, NET Correspondent, Sikkim

Commemorating the ’76th Infantry Day’ celebrations, the Trishakti Corps of Indian Army on October 27 conducted a wreath-laying ceremony across various War Memorials in Sikkim and North Bengal to honor the Bravehearts who laid down their lives for the nation.

According to an official communique, the wreath-laying ceremonies were conducted by Black Cat Division at the Sherathang and Cho La War Memorials in East Sikkim, Batasia War Memorial in Darjeeling, and the War Memorial in Binnaguri Military Station.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) – General Anil Chauhan, on Thursday flagged in the ‘Infantry Day Bike Rally 2022’ at National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi. The bike rallies commenced from four cardinal directions – Udhampur (J&K), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Wellington (TN) & Shillong (Meghalaya) to commemorate the 76th year of Srinagar landings.

The Biker groups were 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. It covered a cumulative journey of 8000 km to showcase the ‘Esprit-de-Corps’ of the Infantry. Each group consisting of ten bikers aimed to showcase the spirit and adventure of Infantrymen.

The “Bayonet Bikers” interacted with Veer Naris, veterans, NCC cadets, students, and the local populace en route to pay tribute to the valor and sacrifices of the Infantry soldiers and their families.

It is worth noting that the ’76th Infantry Day’ commemorated on October 27 aims to mark the contributions of the Infantry – the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army.

On this day in 1947, the Infantrymen from the 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 throughout its chequered history.

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