Chinar Corps Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers on Infantry Day

The Chinar Corps of the Indian Army on Tuesday celebrated the 74th Infantry Day at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar, to honour the supreme sacrifice made by the gallantry soldiers who fought against the Pakistani invaders in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

The celebration began with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony by Lieutenant General BS Raju, General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps. Officers of all ranks paid their hearty tributes to the fallen soldiers at the War Memorial at Badami Bagh Cantonment. 

The Indian Army celebrates October 27 every year as the ‘Infantry Day’, as it was on this day that the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed at Srinagar airbase and displayed utmost determination and extraordinary valor against the Pakistan Army, who had invaded Kashmir with the help of tribal raiders in 1947.