PM Modi extends greetings on Infantry Day, says India proud of its role in protecting nation
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 It was on this day that the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed at Srinagar airbase and displayed resoluteness and extraordinary courage to thwart the evil designs of the Pakistan Army in 1947.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sarnath Archaeological Site in Varanasi on Monday evening. The prime minister was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PM Modi watched the light and sound show at the Sarnath site. Earlier the prime minister also watched the laser show at the ghats. This comes after PM Modi attended Dev Deepawali Mahotsav at Raj Ghat in Varanasi, earlier in the day. The prime minister lit the customary first diya at the Raj Ghat. Watch the full video for more details.
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President Ram Nath Kovind witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 28. The 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles completed its three and half years tenure as ceremonial Army Guard Battalion. It handed over the charge to the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment. Different infantry units of the Army function as the ceremonial Army Guard in Rashtrapati Bhavan by rotation. The Army Guard Battalion performs ceremonial duties at various important events such as Guard of Honours to dignitaries, Republic Day Parade, Independence Day Parade, Beating the Retreat Ceremony apart from performing ceremonial guard duties at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Watch the full video for more.
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President Ram Nath Kovind witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 28. The 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles, on completion of its three and half year tenure as Ceremonial Army Guard Battalion, handed over the charge to the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment. The Army Guard Battalion performed ceremonial duties at various important events such as Guard of Honours to the dignitaries, Republic Day Parade, Independence Day Parade, Beating the Retreat Ceremony apart from performing ceremonial guard duties at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
BRO rescued five passengers stuck in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. Passengers were stuck at Zojila Pass due to avalanche. Portion of the car can be partially seen stuck in the snow. Vehicle was pulled out of snow at Srinagar-Sonmarg road. Vehicles were evacuated and the road was later opened for traffic.
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The mortal remains of Sepoy Yash Deshmukh were brought to his residence on November 28. Locals held the tricolour as mortal remains of the 21-year-old Deshmukh reached his native village. He was killed in action during terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on November 26. Two soldiers were killed in the attack by terrorists in the HMT area located on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
The newly-elected mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu joined Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party on November 27. He joined party in the presence of Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari. "Apni Party has pinned many hopes on the calibre of this young man," said Bukhari in the press conference.
Mortal remains of Rifleman Sukhbir Singh brought to his native village Khawaspur in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on November 28. He lost his life in action in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army along LoC in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on November 27. Locals and family members gathered to pay last respects to the slain solider.
Around 7-8 Pakistan Army soldiers were killed, and 10-12 were injured after Indian Army retaliated to the ceasefire violations done by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on November 13. The Indian Army destroyed bunkers across the Line of Control in multiple locations. The bunkers consisted of cache of ammunitions. According to Indian Army, large numbers of Pakistan Army bunkers, fuel dumps, and launch pads have also been destroyed.
Three soldiers were killed in two separate locations in Jammu and Kashmir while foiling infiltration bids by Pakistan-backed terrorists and ceasefire violation by the troops of the neighbouring country. Two soldiers were killed in the Uri sector while one was killed in the Gurez sector, Army sources informed. Three civilians were killed and several other sustained injuries as Pakistan Army carried out unprovoked ceasefire violations in multiple sectors from Uri to Gurez along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.