Trishakti Corps observes 59th Raising Day at Sukna
Darjeeling: The Trishakti Corps observed 59th Raising Day at Sukna, near Siliguri on Friday.
Trishakti Corps was raised in 1942 and had participated in the Burma Campaign during World War II. The Corps was subsequently demobilised after successful completion of the task at Rangoon in May 1945.
The Trishakti Corps was again reinstated at Shillong on May 10, 1960, by Lieutenant General Umrao Singh and moved to Sukna in 1962.
Over the years, the Corps has successfully safeguarded the Indian borders and thwarted all threats, both external and internal in a steadfast manner.
Always living up to its motto of "Aadi Anant Ajeya", the Traishakti Corps has produced a large number of war heroes. Since 1960, the Trishakti Corps has played a significant geo-strategic role based in the strategically located Siliguri corridor also known as the "Chicken's neck" the thin strip of land connecting the North Indian states to the Indian mainland.
The troops of Trishakti Corps had played important roles in the 1961 war of Liberation of Goa and in the Nathula-Chola standoffs of 1967. During the 1971 War, the Corps played a pivotal role in the "Liberation of Bangladesh."
On the occasion of this historical day, Major General Rajeeva Kumar, YSM, SM, Chief of Staff, Trishakti Corps laid the wreath at the War Memorial, in the honour of the valiant soldiers, who have
made the supreme sacrifice for the safety, integrity and honour of the Nation. A military band played military tunes at the war memorial to commemorate the occasion.