Military Police celebrates 69th Corps Raising Day

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Ahmedabad, Oct 18 (UNI) The Corps of Military Police Unit of the Golden Katar Division celebrated the 69th Corps Raising Day today, with Major General Sanjiv Langer, GOC, of the Division congratulating the Unit on the occasion at a function held at Ahmedabad Cantonment.

Defence PRO Wg Cdr Satish Menon said the Corps Unit of the Indian Military Police was formed in 1939 at the commencement of World War II. With their red berets and white belts, the members of the Corps of Military Police are perhaps the most distinctly visible indication of the presence of our Army, he said.

Apart from their military duties, they can be seen at several ceremonial events which they grace with their imposing appearance and impeccable turnout, he said. What is probably less known is that apart from their provost duties they have a creditable record of service in various Operations and theatres, he said.

He said since independence, it has served overseas in Korea, Gaza, Congo and with the IPKF in Sri Lanka. At home, they have participated in all Operations that the Indian Army has fought since 1947. They have actively provided essential police services for maintenance of law and order, detection of crimes and apprehension of offenders in coordination with civil police, he said.

In recognition of the good services rendered by the Corps of Military Police, the then President of India, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy had presented the ''Colors'' to the Corps on April 24, 1982, he added.


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