Desert Corps celebrates Raising Day

JAIPUR, FEB. 26. The Desert Corps, carrying the distinctive name of Konark Corps, celebrated its 17th Raising Day on Wednesday, with its General Officer-in-Commanding, K.S. Jamwal, extending his good wishes to all the officials and exhorting them to strive towards perfection through hard work and continuous training.

Raised on February 25, 1987, the Desert Corps has participated in the major operations of the Army, such as `Operation Trident', `Operation Vijay', `Operation Parakram', and `Operation Aman'. The Corps won laurels for its services under `Operation Sahayak' in Gujarat following the devastating earthquake in 2001.

The Corps also assisted the civil authorities in bringing back normalcy in various parts of Gujarat in the aftermath of riots in 2002.

An official release issued here pointed out that the Desert Corps drew inspiration from the famous Sun Temple of Konark. The insignia of the Corps also signifies and establishes its link with Sun City, Jodhpur, where it is located.