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Northern Command Commemorates Victory In 1965 War
vishal dutta | 14 Sep 2015

Headquarter Northern Command on September 12 held an impressive function to commemorate the remarkable victory of Indian Army in 1965 Inod-Pak War. A function held at Udhampur was attended by a host of senior serving officers, veterans, veer naris, families and children, rich tributes were paid to the valour of Indian soldier.

The event was president over by Lt Gen NPS Hira, Chief of Staff Headquarters Northern Command, who flagged off two adventure activities which includes an expedition covering approximately 300 km (Nagrota- Akhnoor- Rakhmuthi) by a team of the Para motors and "The Victory Car Rally" comprising a team of ex-servicemen and serving officers will traverse 1700 km over rugged terrain in J&K (Udhampur- Srinagar- Uri- Poonch-Akhnoor- Nagrota-in J&K – Ambala- New Delhi) before being flagged in at Raj Path, New Delhi on 18 Sep 2015.

The ceremony included an enthralling display by Para motorists and a "Combat Free Fall" by the Army's Special Forces team, flown in from Agra for the event.

During the interaction with veterans and veer naris, the Chief of Staff applauded the contribution of the veterans in 1965 wherein the Indian Military won a resounding victory over the Pakistan Army. 

The adventure activities are being conducted to pay homage to the heroes of the nation, who had made the supreme sacrifice in the Indo-Pak war of 1965. 

Earlier in the day, in a solemn function to honour the sacrifices made by the braves of Indian Army in the 1965 Indo-Pak war, rich tributes were paid by serving officers and veterans at the Dhruva War Memorial, Udhampur.