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Army celebrates 35th Siachen Day

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Udhampur: ‘Siachen Warriors’ Brigade of Fire & Fury Corps celebrated the 35th Siachen Day with traditional solemnity and reverence today.  Brigadier Bhupesh Hada paid homage to the martyrs at the Siachen War Memorial, in commemoration of the courage and fortitude displayed by troops of the Indian Army in securing the highest and coldest battlefield in the world.

A defense spokesman, in a statement said that on this day in 1984, the Indian Army secured Bilafond La and other passes on the Saltoro Ridgeline, thus launching ‘Operation MEGHDOOT’. Since then, it has been a saga of courage and fortitude in the face of a belligerent enemy, arduous terrain and challenging climatic conditions.

To this day, the Siachen Warriors continue to guard the ‘Frozen Frontier’ with tenacity and resolve against all odds, he said, adding ‘Siachen Day’ every year honours all the Siachen Warriors who served their motherland while successfully thwarting evil designs of the enemy, over the years.

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