The Indian army has organised a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the landings of the army’s 1st Sikh Regiment at an Airforce Station in Srinagar on Thursday,
The operation helped New Delhi to take back control over Kashmir from Pakistani forces in 1947.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Vice-Governor of Indian Administrative Kashmir Manoj Sinha also attended the celebration.
“The action taken on October 27, 1947, was not only to safeguard our territorial integrity but also to secure the lives of our people. This was also to protect the people’s dreams, hopes and ambitions (in Jammu and Kashmir),” Raj Nath Singh, Defence Minister of India, said.
As part of the event, some scenes of the Indian army landing were performed, using military types of equipment and uniforms from that era.
Srinagar landing was the first military operation for independent India and is believed to have changed the course of the 1947-48 war.