Sacrifices of valiant soldiers changed course of history: Lt Gen Anbu

GJ Report Jammu, Dec 16: Northern Command Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu on Saturday said that sacrifices of valiant soldiers have changed the course of history. “The supreme sacrifices and undeterred grit of the valiant soldiers of the Indian Army have changed the course of history,” General Anbu said in a message on Vijay Diwas at Wreath Laying Ceremony organised at the Northern Command based ‘Dhruva Shahid Smarak’ to pay homage to the gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifices. He said that their indomitable courage, unflagging zeal and dogged determination shall always be a greatest source of inspiration for all ranks of the Indian Army. It was on this day in 1971 that the Pakistani troops surrendered to the Indian Army in Dhaka, which was the largest military surrender after World War-II. The historic victory signifies a unique and unparalleled feat wherein our force fought selflessly for a just and noble cause to liberate the people of erstwhile East Pakistan leading to the creation of an independent Bangladesh. Meanwhle Lt Gen D Anbu today reviewed the security situation in the Kashmir region during his one-day visit to the valley. He visited the formations and units in north Kashmir for a review of the prevailing security situation in the region, an Army spokesman said. During the visit, Anbu was accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen. J S Sandhu who briefed him about the winter preparedness of the formations and measures taken to meet the challenges posed by weather, he said. The Northern Army Commander also interacted with the troops and emphasised on the need for undertaking relentless intelligence-based operations to sustain pressure on terrorist organisations, the spokesman said.