Left Menu
Development News Edition

PM salutes courage of CRPF on 'valour day'

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 09-04-2020 13:17 IST | Created: 09-04-2020 13:17 IST
PM salutes courage of CRPF on 'valour day'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the courage of Central Reserve Police Force personnel on the organisation's 'shaurya divas' or valour day. “The courage of @crpfindia is widely known. On CRPF Valour Day today, I salute this brave force and remember the bravery of our CRPF personnel in Gujarat's Sardar Patel Post in 1965,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

He said the sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. According to the CRPF website, on April 9, 1965 a small contingent of the 2nd battalion of the CRPF successfully fought and repulsed an attack by a Pakistani brigade (over 3000 personnel) on Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, eliminating 34 Pakistani soldiers and capturing four alive. “Never in the history of military battles have a handful of policemen fought back a full–fledged infantry brigade in such a manner,” it said.

In the conflict, six CRPF men were also killed.  As a tribute to the saga of the brave men, April 9 is celebrated as "Valour Day” in the force..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man's neck charged with murder

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests ...

Report: NBA GMs prefer going straight to playoffs

When the NBA returns to the court from the coronavirus pandemic, most general managers prefer jumping straight to the playoffs. ESPN reported the restart discussions on Friday included a survey of general managers. Sixteen of the NBAs 30 GM...

Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health dept

Missouris only abortion clinic on Friday won its case against the states health department to remain open, as an independent arbiter found the agency was unjustified in denying the clinics application to renew its license. The Midwestern st...

Tullow Oil says 58 workers test positive for COVID-19 offshore Ghana

Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghanas Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday.Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating pro...

Give Feedback