Chinar Corps celebrates its 80th Raising Day

Srinagar: The Chinar Corps celebrated its 80th Raising Day at Badami Bagh Cantonment. Chinar Corps was raised during World War II at Barrackpore, in 1942. As part of the 14th Army, the Corps participated in the Burma Campaign at Arakan during World War II. Subsequently, the Corps was shifted to Karachi.
In Oct 1947, the Corps got tethered to Kashmir for the first time when its 161 InfBde was tasked to fight the invading Pakistani regulars and Kabailis. All operations during 1947-48 Indo-Pak conflict were controlled by HQ Jammu and Kashmir Force. Later in January 1955 the Corps was entrusted with the role of complete security of the State of Jammu & Kashmir at Udhampur. The Corps made commendable contributions during 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pak wars.
On 01 May 1972, the Northern Command Headquarters was established at Udhampur and the Chinar Corps shifted to its present location at BadamiBagh Cantonment in Srinagar.
Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps on the occasion laid a wreath at BadamiBagh Cantonment War Memorial and reverentially remembered the heroes and their sacrifices for achieving successes in countless operations. He reinforced the expectations of the Nation from the Corps, in view of the extraordinary circumstances in which Chinar Corps is operating. He exhorted all ranks of the Chinar Corps to continue working hard towards peace stability in Kashmir.

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