Group Centre CRPF Bantalab celebrates Valour Day

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JAMMU: Shaurya Diwas was celebrated at Group Centre, CRPF, Bantalab. On the occasion, Sanjay Arora, ADG J&K Zone visited Quarter Guard, where he has given guard of honour.
A Sainik Sammelan was organized in which Sanjay Arora greeted everyone on the occasion of Valour Day and described about importance of this day.
He said that, in 1965 Pakistan had launched operation “Desert hawk” in ‘Run of Katchh’ to capture a large territory in Gujarat. Soldiers of Pakistan’s infantry Brigade attacked on Sardar and Tak post where companies at 2nd Battalion of CRPF were deployed.
Four companies of CRPF thwarted the effort by making the attack unsuccessful, he said adding that this is a unique act in the history of the country where such a small contingent of paramilitary force had thwarted the planed invasion of such a large brigade.
Since then this day has been celebrated as ‘Shauya Diwas’, he said.
P.S. Ranpise, IGP, Jammu Sector, Bhanu Pratap Singh, DIGP, Group Centre, Gagetted officers, Subordinate Officer and Jawans of all institutions established in the campus were present in the programme.
Serving officers and personnel, who were awarded gallantry medals, were also present.