Today October 27 Indian Army celebrated 70th Infantry Day, on this day an Infantry Company of the Sikh Regiment as a first Battalion was airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to liberate Kashmir from the invading tribals who were earlier supported by Pakistan Army. Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was ordered this action after Maharaja Hari Singh who was the ruler of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, signed the ‘Instrument of Accession’ acceding Jammu and Kashmir to India. Indian Army celebrated Infantry Day with traditional solemnity and gaiety all across the Northern Command. October 27 is also important for Indian as on this day in 1947, India was first time engaged in operations against an aggressor as an independent nation.
To remember and honor all those members of Indian army of the Infantry who made the remarkable sacrifice in fighting with Pakistani Raiders in 1947 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army celebrated this Day as Infantry Day. About 5,000 tribals supported by c invaded Kashmir Valley from Abbottabad on October 22, due to which Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession thus making the Jammu Kashmir an integral part of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also his greetings to the Indian Army Today on the 70th Infantry Day. He tweets “Greetings to all infantrymen on Infantry Day. We are proud of our infantry’s exceptional courage and dedicated service to our nation”. In addition, Prime Minister also writes on Twitter, “I bow to all infantry martyrs, who devoted their lives to the nation. Their heroic sacrifices will be remembered for generations to come”.