Northern Command celebrates 45th Raising Day
KG News Desk
Udhampur, June 17: The Northern Command of the Indian Army celebrated its 45th Raising Day yesterday.
At a solemn ceremony at the Dhruva War Memorial, Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander Northern Command, paid floral tributes on behalf of all ranks, to the martyrs who have fallen in the line of duty serving the Nation.
The Northern Command was raised on 17 Jun 1972 and has the unique responsibility of guarding the Nations borders with both Pakistan and China. The ‘Dhruva Command’ has lived upto the faith reposed by the Nation, be it combating Pakistan sponsored terrorism or the Kargil intrusion in 1999. Deployed in extremely inhospitable and hazardous environment which includes Siachen, the troops of the Command continue to serve with utmost zeal and enthusiasm, drawing inspiration from the saga of bravery and sacrifice of their predecessors.
On the momentous occasion, the Army Commander, extended his good wishes to all ranks and their families and complimented the rank and file of the Command for demonstrating extraordinary endurance, steadfastness, self sacrifice and an exemplary sense of duty during Counter Terrorist operations with a ‘People Friendly approach’. He also lauded the efforts of the troops in guarding the Northern Frontiers in the most inhospitable weather and the toughest terrain conditions. The Army Commander exhorted them to continue maintaining the exalted standards and strive for excellence through professionalism, dedication and devotion to duty. On this day, the troops of ‘Dhruva’ Command rededicated themselves in the service of the Nation and re-affirmed their resolve to work for peace, prosperity and development in the State of J&K.