73rd Infantry Day was celebrated on October 27, 2019 by the Indian Army. The day is observed to commemorate the dedication and duties of Indian Army’s gallant infantry men. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
i.The day is observed as a remembrance of the first military event of independent India, when the Indian Army repelled the first attack made by Pakistan on the Indian soil on October 27, 1947, in the Kashmir valley.
Commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier
On October 25, 2019, Army chief General Bipin Rawat released a commemorative stamp on Siachen Glacier. It is issued by the Department of Post, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications of the Government of India.
i.Siachen is known as the world’s highest battlefield. The glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas. It is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world’s non-polar areas.