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Homage paid to soldiers killed in action

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Wreaths were placed at the Parachute Regiment Training Centre in Bangalore on Thursday as part of tributes to soldiers killed in action. — Photo: K. Gopinathan
Wreaths were placed at the Parachute Regiment Training Centre in Bangalore on Thursday as part of tributes to soldiers killed in action. — Photo: K. Gopinathan

Homage was paid to soldiers killed in the line of duty, at the War Memorial of Parachute Regimental Training Centre as part of Infantry Day celebrations here on Thursday.

As the bugles sounded the last post, two minutes' silence was observed.

Maj. General P.S. Ravindranath, Commandant, Selection Centre (South), Brigadier A. Dutta, Deputy General Officer Commanding of Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area, and Maj. General (retd.) R.P.R.C. Naidu led the gathering in paying tribute to soldiers of the Army's Infantry by laying wreaths at the memorial.

“It was on October 27, 1947 that the first infantry solider landed in the Kashmir valley and in the action that followed, the Pakistani invaders were repulsed,” said a statement issued on the occasion.

Speaking at a special sainik sammelan, Maj. General Ravindranath said that the Infantry had performed a commendable job of serving the nation in varying and inhospitable conditions to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country from external aggressors.

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