Vajra Corps Celebrates Its 67th Raising Day
Author(s): SK VyasJalandhar, March 1, 2016: The Vajra Corps celebrated its 67th Raising Day on 1st March 2016. The Raising Day celebrations included Wreath Laying at Vajra Shaurya Sthal and Bara Khana at the Vajra Sainik Institute. Lt...
Jalandhar, March 1, 2016: The Vajra Corps celebrated its 67th Raising Day on 1st March 2016. The Raising Day celebrations included Wreath Laying at Vajra Shaurya Sthal and Bara Khana at the Vajra Sainik Institute. Lt Gen JS Cheema, General Officer Commanding Vajra Corps paid homage at the Vajra Shaurya Sthal to the martyrs of Vajra Corps. All ranks of Jalandhar Cantt were present for the event.
Vajra Corps, the Defenders of Punjab, was the first Corps raised in India after independence in 1950 by Lt Gen Kulwant Singh at Ambala. The Vajra Corps HQ was relocated at Jalandhar in 1951. The Vajra savior-faire is epitomized in victorious battles of past wars on the Western Front and the Corps is proudly identified as the ‘Defenders of Punjab’. Since its inception, the Corps has a proud heritage and glorious history earned through blood and honour and sustained by military dignity and martial pride.
The Vajra Corps proved its mettle on the strategic Western Front and achieved its objectives with elan and vigour. The Corps witnessed some of the fiercest battles in history during the 1965 War. From the graveyard of Patton Nagar to the ruins of Barki and Dograi, numerous acts of individual and collective bravery, gallant sacrifices and inspiring leadership ensured that Vajra Corps played a pivotal role in shaping the history of the Nation. A proud Nation conferred numerous gallantry awards on the valiant men of the Vajra Corps. The Vajra Corps was also bestowed with the Theatre Honour of ‘Punjab’ and Battle Honours of ‘Sehjra’ and ‘Dera Baba Nanak’.