STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Siliguri/Balurghat, 1 October
To mark the occasion of the 50th Raising Day of 8th Battalion, Brigade of the Guards, a wreath-laying ceremony was organised at the War Memorial near Balurghat in South Dinajpur today. To celebrate the historic victory at Hili during the 1971 Indo-Pak hostilities over the liberation struggle of erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, Lt Gen, K J Singh, AVSM, who is also the Colonel of the Regiment of 63 Cavalry, commanding Trishakthi Crops, led the unit in laying the wreath at the martyrs’ column.
The Border Security Force&’s 202 Mountain Battalion also observed its
Foundation Day at Hili and
honoured the martyrs who had taken part in the Indo-Pak war during the Bangladesh freedom
movement in 1971.
Former BSF&’s lieutenant Colonel, S K Malhotra, who had taken part in the war, was present to mark the occasion.