Sikh Battalion Commemorates Battle Honour Raja

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CHANDIGARH – The Second Battalion of the Sikh Regiment (2 Sikh) commemorated Battle Honour Raja, awarded to it for capturing the post located in the rugged and difficult terrain of Poonch sector during the 1965 Indo-Pak War.

On the occasion, tributes were paid to martyrs of the battalion, with Lt Gen GS Shergill, Chief of Staff, Central Command, and Colonel of the Sikh Regiment, laying a wreath at the Raja Memorial.

He also visited Sikh battalions deployed in Samba, BD Bari and Poonch sectors and reviewed their performance. He addressed the troops and exhorted them to strive for professional excellence.

2 Sikh was tasked to capture the Raja post, which was strongly defended with mines laid all around and well stocked with ammunition and rations by the enemy. The battalion successfully captured the post on September 6 after a fierce battle, thereby opening the important link on the Uri-Hajipir-Kahuta axis. In the operation, the battalion lost 40 men, including its commanding officer Lt Col NN Khanna, who was decorated with Maha Vir Chakra.