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Armed Forces Veterans' Day observed

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

chief Shankar Roy and (retd) Raha today paid homage to those who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, marking the second Armed Forces Veterans' Day.

Lieutenant Abhay Krishna, Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command, was the senior most to pay tributes at the wreath laying ceremony at Vijay Smarak, Fort William, here.

Addressing the gathering, Lt Gen Krishna said that the shared values and ethos of the three services was a result of exemplary leadership and valuable guidance provided by the veterans during their tenure in service, defence Wing S S Birdi said.

Serving personnel of the Army, Navy, and veterans, including disabled soldiers, also paid homage.

The day is celebrated as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field K.M. Cariappa, the first of the Indian Armed Forces, who retired from service on 14 January 1953.

The is also celebrating 2018 as 'The Year of Disabled Soldier in the Line of Duty', Birdi said.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:05 IST