CRPF in Kashmir remember 1965 martyrs of Runn of Kutch

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Srinagar, Apr 9 (UNI) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Kashmir today remembered the martyrs of Runn of Kutch in Gujarat who forced the Pakistan Army to retreat during the 1965 war.

On this day in 1965, two companies of 2nd batallion CRPF was deployed at Sardar and Tak posts in Runn of Kutch in Gujarat where a Brigade of Pakistan Army launched a massive attack during mid-night at both the places.

Without caring for their lives, the CRPF personnel without any attack, valiantly kept the enemy at bay for over six hours, a CRPF spokesman said here today.

The Pakistani army was forced to retreat leaving its 34 dead soldiers while four others were made captive. The CRPF also suffered casualties.

It is a rare feat in military history where a small contingent of paramilitary force could withstand and repulse a full bridage attack of enemy army.

The bravery of the soldiers was lauded in Parliament by the then home minister Sardar Patel.

In memory of the gallant action of our men on that day, CRPF celebrates Valour day on April 9 every year.

Commandant of 181 battalion S K Sharma was presented Presidents Police Medal for meritorious service while Mithilesh Kumar, Second in Command, 21 battalion was presented DGs Commendation Disc at a function organised here today.

In addition, Commandant 181 battalion was also presented with Best Battalion Trophy for Srinagar Sector.

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