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73rd Raising Day of Army’s Western Command celebrated

Chandigarh, September 15

The 73rd Elevating Day of the Western Command, the frontline operational command of the Indian Military, was celebrated on Tuesday.

To commemorate the event, Lt Gen R P Singh, Military Commander, Western Command laid wreath on the ‘Veer Smriti’, Chandimandir, close to right here, to pay homage to the gallant heroes of Western command.    

He additionally conveyed felicitations and finest needs to all ranks, veterans, civilian staff and households, a defence launch mentioned right here.  He additionally inaugurated the power of an online web page primarily based grievance redressal portal at Chandimandir Navy Station to additional ameliorate and handle the grievances of the veteran group.

The Command was raised in 1947 as Delhi and East Punjab Command and subsequently re-designated as ‘Western Command’ in January 1948, it mentioned. In 1954, the headquarters of the Command moved to Shimla.

After the Indo-Pak battle of 1971, Northern Command was carved out of Western Command to imagine operational accountability of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Lastly in 1985, headquarters of the Western Command moved to its current location at Chandimandir.   With ‘Ever Westwards’ being its clarion name, the Western Military was instrumental in blunting the Pakistani aggression in 1947, 1965 and 1971. Notably, the Western Command has additionally repeatedly, offered succour to the civilian inhabitants, it mentioned.

Be it throughout pure calamities or collaborating in nation constructing actions, troops of the Western Command have all the time been within the forefront in offering assist to civil authorities, it mentioned.  PTI

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