Northern Army Commander interacts with ‘bravest of the brave’ veterans at Pathankot rally
Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Yogesh Kumar Joshi spoke to “bravest of the brave” veterans at Mamun military station in Punjab on Saturday and urged them to keep trying. to protect the nation from internal and external threats.
The military has a long tradition of interacting with its veterans and, following the trial, a veterans rally was held for veteran soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir from Union Territory, Punjab and of Himachal Pradesh.
The event saw the participation of over 300 veterans, including war heroes belonging to the 13th Jammu and Kashmir Rifles.
Most of the war heroes in the program had served the nation under Lt. Gen. YK Joshi, who was then the commander of the 13th Rifle Battalion of Jammu and Kashmir during the Kargil War. The veterans, meeting their commander and their colleagues, relived their moments of glory in the service of the nation.
JK Rifles – also known as “Bravest of the Brave”
During the Kargil War of 1999, the battalion launched four attacks against the Pakistani army under the leadership of its then commander Joshi, with the most successful at point 4875 (now called Batra Top after Captain Vikram Batra ).
The battalion also received the title of “Braveest of the Brave” in addition to several bravery awards, the most important being two Param Vir Chakras (Captain Vikram Batra and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar), eight Vir Chakras (including the commander of the ‘army), and 14 Sena medals.
Commander Joshi expressed his gratitude and praised the glorious service rendered by the veterans to the nation and applauded their courage with which they overcame all obstacles to keep the Indian flag high.
Lt. Gen. Joshi urges veterans to keep morale up
He urged veterans to keep morale up and encourage the Indian military to fulfill its primary responsibility of protecting the nation from internal and external threats.
In addition, awareness workshops on new policies and various programs available for Army Veterans were held (as promulgated by the Indian Army Veterans Directorate). A glorious and colorful cultural program marked the celebrations of the contributions of veterans to the Armed Forces.
“The days of yesteryear are long gone, but in my heart they continue, imprinted in my soul! Said Lieutenant General YK Joshi.
“The days of old are long gone,
but in my heart they continue,
imprinted in my very soul! “
Lieutenant General YK Joshi #ArmyCdrNC recalls the glorious stories of courage and courage written at #Kargil with veterans and war heroes of JAK RIF at the ESM rally held at Mamun military station. pic.twitter.com/QGTYEtrN0U
– PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defense (@proudhampur) November 27, 2021
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