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Complimenting the troops for demonstrating extraordinary endurance during counter terrorist operations, the chief of the Army's northern command, Lt Gen D Anbu today exhorted jawans to maintain the exalted standards and strive for excellence through professionalism and devotion to duty. The Northern Command of the Indian Army celebrated its 46th Raising Day today. Anbu also lauded the efforts of the troops in guarding the northern frontiers in the most inhospitable weather and the toughest terrains. On this day, the troops of 'Dhruva' Command rededicated themselves to the service of the nation and re-affirmed their resolve to work for a safe and secure environment in J&K. At a solemn ceremony at the Dhruva War Memorial, Lt Gen Anbu, on behalf of all ranks, paid floral tributes to the martyrs who lost their lives in the line of duty serving the Nation. The Northern Command was raised on 17 Jun 1972 and has the unique responsibility of guarding the Nation's borders with both Pakistan and China. Deployed in extremely inhospitable and hazardous environment which includes Siachen, the troops of the Command continue to serve with utmost zeal and enthusiasm, drawing inspiration from the saga of bravery and sacrifice of their predecessors.