CRPF Celebrates 54th Valour Day

On April 9, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 54th Day of Valour (Shaurya Diwas). President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to police martyrs at National Police Memorial in New Delhi on the occasion.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 09, 2020 13:17 IST

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54th Valour Day

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 54th Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) on April 9. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the martyrs of police at the National Police Memorial in New Delhi. Nearly 3500 men from the 51st Pakistani Army reserve attacked India at Sardar Post in the intervening night of 8 and 9 April 1965. Pakistani Army's task was to take the Sardar Post protecting Indian Territories. Two CRPF battalions, which consisted of around 150 men, guarded the Sardar gate. Compared to the Pakistani Force, the CRPF soldiers were no fit in terms of arsenals. The 51st Pakistani Army Infantry conquered India formed 18 battalions of Punjab, 8 Border Rifles, and 6 battalions of Baluch. The landscape has always proven disadvantageous to the Indian armies. Three attempts to overtake the post were made by the Pakistani Army in the battle. With a superb show of bravery and situational wisdom, the CRPF soldiers thwarted every effort. The war continued for 12 hours, and the Pakistani Army finally fled the battlefield leaving 34 of their men killed, including two officers.

Around four were found alive. The CRPF had lost six of its valiant soldiers that night. The CRPF has observed as Valour Day or Shaurya Diwas since April 9.

 

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