Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by General Dalbir Singh, chief of the army staff, visited the area under the responsibility of the Vajra Corps, the Land of Martyrs, here on Wednesday to pay tributes to martyrs on the completion of 50 years of the country’s victory over Pakistan in the 1965 war.
It was on this land of the Vajra Corps where major and decisive battles of the 1965 Indo-Pak war were fought and the corps earned the name of ‘Defenders of Punjab’.Modi and Dalbir Singh laid wreaths at the Barki War Memorial at Ferozepur, the Dograi War Memorial at Khasa and CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC, War Memorial at Asal Uttar and paid homage to the soldiers of the Vajra Corps, who laid down their lives defending the nation.The Prime Minister interacted with all ranks in the forward areas of the corps, conveyed best wishes and distributed sweets on the occasion of Diwali. He exhorted them to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation and emulate the martyrs who have brought glory to the nation by making the supreme sacrifice.
The Prime Minister also interacted with the air force personnel at Halwara and Pathankot.
Lt Gen KJ Singh, general officer commanding-in-chief, Western Command and Lt Gen JS Cheema, general officer commanding, Vajra Corps, were also present on the occasion.