Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday attended the ‘Shaurya Diwas’ programme on the occasion of 76th Infantry Day in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was also present at the programme. Singh also visited an exhibition by the Indian Army at the occassion.
Infantry Day is observed as a remembrance of the first military event of independent India. On this day in 1947, the Indian Army had repelled the first attack on Indian soil in the Kashmir valley.
The victory was accomplished by the personnel of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.
On the 76th Infantry Day, the Defence Minister also extended greetings and warm wishes to the courageous infantry personnel and their families.
“On the 76th Infantry Day, greetings and warm wishes to our courageous infantry personnel and their families. Indian infantry has been associated with utmost courage and professionalism. The nation salutes their bravery, sacrifice and service,” tweeted Singh.