Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the Indian Army on the 70th Infantry Day.
"Greetings to all infantrymen on Infantry Day. We are proud of our infantry's exceptional courage and dedicated service to our nation," the Prime Minister tweeted.
Greetings to all infantrymen on Infantry Day. We are proud of our infantry’s exceptional courage & dedicated service to our nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 27, 2017
"I bow to all infantry martyrs, who devoted their lives to the nation. Their heroic sacrifices will be remembered for generations to come," he added. The prime minister is currently on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand and visited Mussorie on Thursday to address IAS probationers.
I bow to all infantry martyrs, who devoted their lives to the nation. Their heroic sacrifices will be remembered for generations to come. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 27, 2017
27 October is celebrated as Infantry Day as it was on this day in 1947 that an Infantry Company of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to liberate Kashmir from the invading tribals who were supported by the Pakistani Army.
The action was ordered by then-prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru after Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession acceding Jammu Kashmir to India.
Several leaders and public figures took to Twitter to celebrate Infantry Day:
Infantry all the way! Greetings on Infantry Day. This day, in '47, a Company of 1 Sikh was airlifted to Kashmir to fight back the Invaders. pic.twitter.com/m2ajX8UyF2
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 27, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 27, 2017
— C R Paatil (@CRPaatil) October 27, 2017
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) October 27, 2017
Greetings on #InfantryDay. I salute the indomitable courage & bravery of our Infantry who have left no stone unturned in serving our Nation. pic.twitter.com/EYdGBFhkG0 — Radha Mohan Singh (@RadhamohanBJP) October 27, 2017
Salute our infantrymen on Infantry Day. This nation is proud of its infantry; their dedication and courage inspires us.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) October 27, 2017
We carry the memories of our infantry martyrs in our hearts with pride & honour. Salutes to their courage & fortitude. #InfantryDay
— Virbhadra Singh (@virbhadrasingh) October 27, 2017
With inputs from IANS
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Updated Date: Oct 27, 2017 13:04:29 IST