As India celebrates 70th Infantry Day, Narendra Modi and others extend greetings to Indian Army

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.

"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. 

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:

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Oct 27, 2017 13:04:29 IST

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