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Chindits Brigade celebrates platinum jubilee

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Tezpur, Dec 23: The 77 Mountain Brigade (Chindits Brigade) celebrated its 75th Raising Day with ceremonial fervour at Balipara on Saturday. The highlight of the occasion was the release of ‘First Day Cover’ by Maj Gen PS Behl, GOC, Red Horns Division. It was followed by an army dog show and a combat free fall demonstration by a team of Army Special Forces.

The Chindits Brigade is one of the oldest brigades of the Indian Army and was raised on June 10, 1942 at Sagar, Madhya Pradesh by the legendary Brig Orde Wintage, DSO as a specialized brigade for long-range penetration tasks behind enemy lines to fight the Japanese during the Second World War. The Brigade since its raising has participated in numerous operations and has a rich and illustrious military history. To commemorate the momentous occasion, numerous events spread over two days commencing from December 23 have been planned which will be attended by many serving and veteran officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks with a number of civilian dignitaries to mark the 75 years of dedicated service of Chindits Brigade to the tion.

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