Western Command celebrates Military Police Raising Day

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Chandigarh, Oct 18 (UNI) The Western Command Provost Unit celebrated the 68th anniversary of Corps of Military Police at Chandimandir Military Station today.

Addressing on the occasion, Commanding Officer Col D S Nanuan greeted all ranks, including civilian employees and their families and exhorted them to continue with the same working spirit and exuberance that they have shown over the past year. The Commanding Officer also lauded their efforts to adopt latest technological advancement in their system to promote efficiency.

The Chief of Army Staff; GOC-in-C, Western Command and the Adjutant General and Col Commandant have also greeted the Corps of Military Police for their professionalism and dedication towards their duty.

The origin of Corps can be traced to the period preceding World War II. However, the first Indian Provost Section was raised from troops drawn from 7 and 11 Indian Cavalry Regiments of the Fourth Indian Division in 1939.

On October 18, 1947, the Corps of Military Police shed its British connection and was re-designated as the Corps of Indian Military Police (CIMP) and the nomenclature of the Corps of Military Police (CMP) subsequently came into effect in January 1950.

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