3 Corps celebrates 26th Raising Day

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    IMPHAL, Feb 4: On the occasion of ‘26th  Raising Day’ of  3 Corps  Lt Gen N K Singh, UYSM, AVSM, VSM GOC 3 Corps extends warm greetings and best wishes to all ranks, civilians and families of the Spear Corps. He also recalls the tremendous contribution made by the retired fraternity and their families on this momentous occasion.
    According to an official released of PRO, PIB Defence Wing, Imphal, HQ 3 Corps was raised on February 4, 1985 in Rangapahar to maintain peace and security in the North Eastern States of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya with 8 and 57 Mountain Divisions, under its command with some troops of Assam Rifles.
    In 1988, 57 Mountain Division proved their mettle during OP PAWAN in Sri Lanka.8 Mountain Division was moved out to Kashmir in 1990. Later the Corps during OP PARAKRAM rose to the occasion and mobilized in record time and moved to the Western front, to assume their assigned role in December 2001. With additional responsibilities in the recent years, the Corps has been actively involved in its primary task of safeguarding the borders the release added.
    In the meantime, GOC has appreciated the efforts of all ranks of the Spear Corps in bringing progress, prosperity and development in North East India. On this occasion, he also paid homage to those valiant soldiers who fearlessly and selflessly made the supreme sacrifice in the call of duty. Their dedication, commitment and sacrifice has enabled the Spear Corps to ensure peace and security in its area of responsibility.
    He wishes that the highly enlightened people of North East should work towards building peace and prosperity along with the great strides being made by the rest of the world. He appealed to all insurgent groups in the North East to give up violence and come to the negotiating table to resolve their grievances. The GOC expressed his happiness and observed that 2010 has emerged to be the year of least violence in North East in many years. The GOC commended the people of the North East India for their cooperation and further added that Army is for the people and by the people and it will continue to be people friendly in all spheres.
    Later, Gen NK Singh has also conveyed his good wishes to all the people of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for their good health, prosperity and happiness in their families. He asked all ranks of the Spear Corps to maintain the highest standards of integrity, discipline and concern for the people of North East India. He wished all ranks and families of Spear Corps ‘Good Luck and God Speed’ on this auspicious occasion the release added.

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