UDHAMPUR, June 17: Army’s Northern Command popularly known as Dhruva Command, which has the unique responsibility of guarding the nation’s borders with both Pakistan and China, in addition to effectively countering the proxy war, celebrated its 41st anniversary here today.
Raised after the Indo-Pak war of 1971, it has the responsibility of guarding the nation’s borders with both Pakistan and China.
The ‘Dhruva’ Command has lived up to the faith reposed on it by the Nation, be it combating Pakistan sponsored terrorism or the Kargil intrusion in 1999 and in doing this, many Officers, JCO and OR of the Command have sacrificed their lives.
The raising day celebrations were conducted in a befitting manner, commencing with a solemn ceremony at ‘Dhruva’ war memorial, where General Officer Commanding Northern Command, Lt Gen KT Parnaik, paid homage by laying a wreath as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
Other functions which marked the celebration included breathtaking performance by the Army bikers team, aptly called ‘Dare Devils’, a dog show where the canines demonstrated their proficiency in army related tasks and a melodious rendition by the Army Symphonic Orchestra.
Lt Gen KT Parnaik extended his good wishes to all ranks and their families.
Complimenting the rank and file of the ‘Dhruva’ Command for demonstrating extra ordinary endurance, stead fastness, self sacrifice and an exemplary sense of duty during counter terrorist operations with a ‘people friendly’ approach, he exhorted them to continue maintaining the exalted standards through professionalism, dedication and devotion to duty.