Today is Infantry DayOn 27th November, 1947, 1st Sikh Regiment landed in Srinagar to evict Pak intruders from Kashmir and reversed the tide of battle. The Battle of Badgam had ensured security of the Srinagar airfield and facilitated further build up of forces. 161 Infantry Brigade could then think of the defence of the Srinagar town as well as advance towards Baramulla for pushing back the Pakistani raiders. This planned attack later came to be known as the Battle of Shalateng. Battle of Shalateng broke the backbone of murderous, medieval raiders from Pakistan.
On this day, Indian Army remembers the sacrifice of Infantrymen in different battlefields in India and also abroad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also remembered the sacrifice of Indian Infantrymen on this day.
Let us pay our respect to great Indan Infantrymen on the occasion of 70th Infantry Day of the country.