Siachen Warriors celebrate 37th Siachen Day
Srinagar: The Siachen Warriors on Tuesday celebrated the 37th Siachen Day with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm, said a defence spokesperson.
“Brigadier Gurpal Singh, SM laid a wreath on behalf of GOC, Fire & Fury Corps and paid homage to the martyrs at the Siachen War Memorial, Base Camp to commemorate their courage and fortitude in securing the highest and coldest battlefield of the World,” the spokesperson said.
“On this day in 1984, Indian troops first unfurled the tricolour at Bilafond La launching Operation Meghdoot. Since then, it has been a saga of valour and audacity not only in the face of enemy but also in the face of icy peaks with extreme weather,” he said.
“To this day, the Siachen Soldier continues to guard the Frozen Frontier with determination and resolve against all odds. The Siachen Day honours all the Siachen Warriors who served their motherland while successfully thwarting enemy designs over the years,” he added.