(The Gist of PIB) Police Commemoration Day

    (The Gist of PIB) Police Commemoration Day

Police Commemoration Day

  • Union Minister of Home Affairs presided as Chief Guest on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day. 

Key highlights 

  • Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21st October every year to honour the loyalty and supreme sacrifice of police personnel for the nation. 
  • It was on this day in 1959 when a patrol party of 20 personnel of CRPF and Intelligence Bureau had gone to search for a missing reconnaissance party when it was ambushed by PLA (Chinese Army) in Ladakh. 
  • In spite of the sudden attack and disadvantageous tactical position, they fought valiantly against the Chinese army personnel who were in large numbers and heavily armed. In this battle, ten CRPF men were martyred in defense of the country.


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