Infantry Day 2017: PM Modi Extends Greetings to the Indian Army

Infantry Day on 27th October in India

On the 70th Infantry Day in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings to the Indian Army through a series of tweets. He also expressed his gratitude to the soldiers for their valour and sacrifice. PM Modi is currently on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand, whereby he addressed the IAS probationers in Mussoorie on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister visited Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). Here, he had an interactive session with more than 360 officer trainees of 92nd Foundation Course at. Mr. Modi directed the future administrators to undertake an in-depth research on governance issues so that they could have a better understanding of the government affairs.

Check out PM Modi’s tweet below:

Infantry Day

Infantry Day is observed in India to commemorate the efforts and sacrifices made by the infantrymen in 1947 in Jammu & Kashmir during the fight against Pakistan. This was the first infantry action taken by Indian Army after independence.

It all started with the tribal’s invasion in Jammu & Kashmir, backed by the Pakistani Army. On 26th October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of Jammu & Kashmir’s princely state, signed the ‘Instrument of Accession’. This document implied a legal accession or merge of Jammu & Kashmir with India.

Followed by this, the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru instructed the Indian Army to take a quick action. After receiving the orders, the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was sent to the affected area of Kashmir. It was 27th October 1947, when the regiment was airlifted from Delhi and landed at Srinagar. Since then, the infantry has maintained vigil along the border, combating several situations like insurgency and even helping civilians during natural calamities.



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