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31st anniversary of Operation Meghdoot celebrated

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JAMMU (PTI): The Siachen brigade of the Indian Army on Tuesday celebrated the 31st anniversary of success of Operation Meghdoot to recapture the Bilafond La Pass from Pakistani forces in 1984 in Nubra valley.

The celebrations began with the wreath laying ceremony at the Siachen Base Camp War Memorial, where Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni, the Director General of Infantry was the chief guest of the ceremony.

The Officer paid tribute to the gallant martyrs of the Siachen War and later recalled vividly the operation on 13 April 1984.

After the wreath laying, veterans' rally was conducted where veterans, 'veer naris' and dependents of late soldiers were felicitated, followed by cultural programme by local troupe and youth of the area.

Soldiers of Northern and Central Glacier battalions also participated enthusiastically in the celebration.

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