INDIAN ARMY REMEMBERS HEROES OF THE BATTLE OF HILLY
On 19 December 2023, the Kripan Division under the aegis of Trishakti Corps commemorated 53 years of victory in the Battle of Hilli at War Memorial, Hilli, West Bengal. This was a decisive battle fought by the Indian Army during the Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.
The event was attended by military and civil dignitaries of the Indian Armed Forces, BSF, Cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC), and veteran soldiers. It commenced with the ‘flagging in’ of a cycle rally from Panagarh and a motorcycle rally from Binnaguri to the town of Hilli. General Officer Commanding, Kripan Division honoured the heroes of battle by laying wreaths at War Memorial.
During the event an immaculate march past was carried out by the Junior Division Cadets of 7th Battalion NCC and a spectacular cultural programme was put together by the School children.
The celebrations witnessed enthusiastic attendance by the locals and were a befitting tribute to the resolve and professionalism of the Indian Armed Forces.