Indian Army Celebrates Infantry Day, Know The History And Significance

To pay tributes and honor the sacrifice of brave Indian soldiers, Infantry day is observed every year. Read further to know the history and significance behind the observance of this day.

Indian Army Celebrates Infantry Day, Know The History And Significance
Indian Soldiers (credits - ANI)

Every year, Infantry day is celebrated by the Indian Army on October 27 to honor the sacrifice done by brave soldiers of Indian infantry while defending the nation against Pakistan invaders. This year points to the 75th commemoration of Infantry Day in India and to commend the day, the Indian Armed force has coordinated exceptional bicycle rallies across every cardinal bearing, including Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Wellington (Tamil Nadu), and Shillong (Meghalaya). The bicycle rallies will cover right around 3,100 km in nine days and will arrive at New Delhi to praise the Infantry Day at the Public Conflict Commemoration. 

Moreover, a group from the Madras Regimental Center (MRC) among four will participate in a bicycle rally in New Delhi. The group, which is driven by Major James Joseph with 9 different ranks, will cover almost 3,100 km in nine days. The group will be going through Shivamogga, Belgaum, Pune, Nashik, Mhow, Chittorgarh, and Jaipur en route to New Delhi. As indicated by MRC, the group will collaborate with ESM, NCC cadets, Veer Naris, students, and neighborhood people on the way to honor the sacrifice of brave soldiers and enlighten them about the Indian Armed forces. 

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History and Significance of the day 

On 26 October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir signed an instrument of accession which resulted in making Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir a part of the Indian territory. Pakistani powers couldn't endure it and masked themselves as tribal raiders to effectively attack the domain with the aim to possess the J&K state and make it a part of Pakistan. Notwithstanding, on the request of the then Top state leader Jawaharlal Nehru, the primary Brigade of the Sikh Regiment showed up in Srinagar and battled against the Pakistani trespassers and pushed them back.

The fortitude and strength of Indian soldiers saved the State from the Pakistani invaders and many warriors lost their lives. Lt. Col. Dewan Ranjit Rai assumed a significant part in halting the Pakistani trespassers however sadly lost his life in Baramulla area of Jammu and Kashmir. He was being compensated with Maha Vir Chakra for his valiance and love for the country. 

The significance of observing Infantry Day is to pay honor, regard, and generous tribute to these gutsy warriors who surrendered their lives while serving the country.