TITHWAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Jammu: Indian Army celebrated Tithwal Day in District Kupwara (J&K). Every year 23 May is celebrated as Tithwal Day. For this was the day when Tithwal Brigade under the leadership of Brigadier Harbaksh Singh liberated Tithwal valley from Pakistani Raiders.
 
            During 1947- 48 War, 163 Inf Brigade was tasked to evict Pakistani raiders from Tithwal valley. The Brigade with 1 SIKH, 3 GARH RIFLE and 1 MADRAS under its command successfully liberated Tithwal valley and foiled every enemy attempt to recapture it. For the dauntless courage and unmatched bravery L/Nk Karam Singh of 1 SIKH and CHM Piru Singh of 6 RAJPUTANA RIFLE were conferred with Param Vir Chakra. The brigade was honoured with the battle honour of ‘ TITHWAL ‘. To honour gallant action and  supreme sacrifice  of its warriors, a solemn wreath laying ceremony was organised at War Memorial in Narian, with its gallant soldiers pledging  to be prepared for ‘ ANY TASK , ANY TIME , ANY WHERE ‘  in defence of the motherland.