On October 27 each year, Indian Army Infantry Day is observed to honour those soldiers who gave their lives in the line of duty to defend their country. This year, on October 27, soldiers will hold four simultaneous bike rallies from all four directions: Shillong (Meghalaya), Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), and Ahmedabad (Gujarat).The rally will begin on October 16 and travel across the country before arriving at the National War Memorial on Infantry Day. The date of October 27 was chosen for the occasion due to the fact that it was on this day that the first Indian infantry soldiers protected the country’s territory from outside aggression. The state of Jammu and Kashmir became a part of the Indian dominion on October 26, 1947, when Hari Singh, the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, signed the instrument of accession. The Sikh Regiment’s first battalion soon reached the Srinagar airbase to fight Pakistani invaders. On October 22, regular Pakistani soldiers entered Jammu and Kashmir in disguise as volunteers and tribals from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The group’s primary objective was to occupy the state by force and integrate it into Pakistan. On October 27, after the Maharaja signed the instrument of accession, Indian troops were called in to ward off the Pakistani invaders after the initial resistance by the state forces of J&K. On the night of October 26, Lt. Col. Dewan Ranjit Rai’s first Indian battalion was announced. They moved from their base in Gurgaon to Palam Airport in New Delhi. The following morning, they were flown to Srinagar, where they defended the airport from the Pakistani invaders. Indian soldiers rushed toward Baramulla after securing the Srinagar airfield to halt the invading forces. Although Lt. Col. Dewan Ranjit Rai was able to halt the invasion’s progress toward Srinagar, he committed suicide near Baramulla. For his bravery, he was given the Maha Vir Chakra, the nation’s second-highest gallantry award, after his death.
Three primary subsystems are being provided to the Future Infantry Soldier. The first subsystem includes a modern assault rifle with holographic and reflex sights for both day and night. In operational conditions, the sights are mounted on the weapon and the helmet to provide 360-degree visibility and accuracy. The soldiers will be equipped with a multi-purpose knife and a multi-mode hand grenade in addition to the primary weapon system, which has been procured locally. The protection system is the second subsystem. Through a specially designed helmet and bulletproof jacket, this provides protection. The communication and surveillance system constitute the third subsystem. By incorporating real-time data connectivity, this FINSAS system can be upgraded further.
Edu world respects and salutes the infantryman is the one who forces the adversary to concede defeat by forcing him out of his bunker; or steadfastly resists the enemy’s attacks until the “last man last round. “The Indian Army’s primary branch is the infantry, like all other armies worldwide.