Eastern Command, Kolkata:
The Infantry Day is observed on 27 October to commemorate the contributions of the Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army. This day has a unique significance for the Nation, as it was on this day in 1947 that Infantrymen from the Indian Army, led by 1 SIKH, landed at Srinagar Airfield and saved the State of J&K from a ruthless and treacherous Pakistani invasion. The Infantry since time immemorial has displayed fortitude, indomitable resoluteness, and dogged determination all through its glorious history. The fighting spirit of the Indian Army’s versatile ‘Infantry’ has always been appreciated all over the world.
As part of the Infantry Day celebrations, a ‘Wreath Laying’ ceremony was held at Vijay Smarak, Fort William, Kolkata, to honour the Bravehearts of the Infantry, who made the supreme sacrifice in service of the Nation.Wreath laying was done by senior veterans, soldiers and by Maj Gen DK Kushwah, AVSM,SM.