Poonch: Army on Monday paid homage to the 49 brave soldiers and officers who laid down their lives while capturing the Raja and Rani posts from Pakistan in the 1965 war.
These two posts were captured by soldiers of 2 Sikh and 3 Dogra regiments who laid down their lives to capture these two strategically important posts from Pakistan army. The two posts were later returned to Pakistan following the Tashkent agreement between the two countries.
"Lt Gen G S Shergil, who is the chief of staff Central Command of the army and the colonel of the regiment, laid wreath at the Naman Sthal which was erected in the area to pay homage to the soldiers and officers who laid down their lives for the country," Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
He said that the Raja and Rani posts were strategically important but were returned to Pakistan side in the Tashkent agreement between India and Pakistan.