Infantry Day

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Infantry Day is commemorated on 27 October every year.

About Infantry Day:

  • It aims to acknowledge the contributions of Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army. 
  • This day is commemorated to honour the brave soldiers of the infantry who fought and laid down their lives during the India-Pakistan war in 1947.
  • The operation was started on October 27, 1947; to protect the people of Kashmir from the Pakistani invaders after Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir had signed the Instrument of Accession of Kashmir to India.
  • The Indian Air force carried out the task of flying the troops of 1st Sikh Regiment into Srinagar on this day.


Source : PIB