Gajraj Corps of the Indian Army on Sunday celebrated its 58th Raising Day at its headquarters in Tezpur.
Gajraj Corps was raised by Lt Gen BM Kaul at Tezpur in Assam on October 4, 1962, in the midst of the India-China war.
The Corps, over the years, has played a commendable role in both conventional and counter-insurgency operations.
During the 1971 India-Pak war, which was also the liberation war of Bangladesh, the Gajraj Corps made the famous advance to Dhaka and also participated in the Meghna Heli bridge operations.
In fact, that operation stunned the world’s armies.
The then Corps Commander, Lt Gen Sagat Singh innovatively employed Mi-4 helicopters to cross Meghna River which was considered impassable and his Corps relentlessly attacked and defeated the Pakistani forces.
The innovative use of helicopters remained unparalleled.
The Corps proved its mettle and proficiently carried out its task in the most complex sector in terms of distances from the logistic bases.
The Corps was first to enter Dhaka.
On this occasion, the GOC of 4 Corps, Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal, on behalf of all ranks paid homage to all those, who made supreme sacrifice during the special ceremony.
Lt Gen Dayal complimented all ranks for their dedication and devotion to duty while serving in the counter-insurgency areas of Assam as well as along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.