JAMMU, Sept 15: The 74th Raising Day of the Western Command, the frontline operational command of the Indian Army, celebrated today.
The Command was raised on 15 Sep, 1947 as Delhi and East Punjab Command and was re-designated as ‘Western Command’ in Jan 1948.
With “Ever Westwards” being its clarion call, Western Army has created a glorious history and has carved a niche for itself-replete with saga of bravery, grit and exemplary dedication in service of the Nation. Officers, JCOs and men of Command have undoubtedly shown immense valour in all the conflicts since independence. It is ever ready for it’s assigned role in the varied contours of National Security, Aid to Civil Authorities and Nation building activities.
To commemorate the occasion, Lt Gen RP Singh, Army Commander, Western Command laid wreath at the “Veer Smriti”, Chandimandir to pay homage to the gallant heroes of Western Command and conveyed felicitations and best wishes to all ranks, veterans, civilian employees and families.