As a part of celebrations of fifty years of India’s conquer Pakistan in 1971 conflict, troopers and conflict veterans at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) Regimental Centre in Srinagar on Sunday recieved the Victory Flame.
In commemoration of the occasion, Army Bands put up a spectacular efficiency of martial music, which was adopted by a Guard of Honour to the Victory Flame, felicitation of veterans and Veer Naris. A wreath laying ceremony was additionally held for tribute to the martyrs of JKLI regiment.
“As you all know we celebrate December 16 as Vijay Diwas commemorating the Kargil war. This year we decided to celebrate 50 years of 1971 war as ”Swarnim Vijay Varsh” today. The ”Victory Flame” has been brought to JKLI Regimental Centre today. This was welcomed by war veterans and decorated serving soldiers,” mentioned Brgt S Seth, Commandent JKLI Centre, Rangrath.
“Our regiment got three Battle Honour and 28 Gallantry Awards. I am glad that as a soldier, we got to hounour the 1971 war heroes and veer naris. I reassure them that their martyrdom and valour will never be forgotton,” he added.
Mohammed Mundar Sheikh, a conflict veteran, obtained emotional whereas talking about how he, together with different Indian Army troopers, helped wounded Pakistani troopers after capturing their positions in 1971 Indo-Pak conflict.
“We defeated Pakistan in 1971. We crossed Jammu Tawi. We attacked around 7:30 at night. They fled their post. We tended to the wounded Pakistani soldiers at the captured post. We are not a country that takes revenge unethically. We are always ready to face enemies to safeguard our nation,” he mentioned.
“Today I have come here. I am glad. 50 years have passed by. I am grateful for this comemoration ceremony,” he added.
Another conflict veteran mentioned: “I was a platoon commander during the war. I feel honoured to be here.”
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