• Mon. May 20th, 2024

HQ 101 AREA CELEBRATES 61st RAISING DAY IN SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA

The 61st Raising Day of Headquarter 101 Area was celebrated with traditional Military elan and fervor at Shillong in Meghalaya on 22 April 2024. Major General Amar Ramdasani, Chief of Staff, Headquarter 101 Area laid a wreath at the Prerna Sthal War Memorial in Shillong. Headquarter 101 Area was raised in 1963 as Headquarter 101 Communication Zone, with the primary responsibility to provide logistics support to field formations which had moved to the North East region in the wake of the Chinese aggression in 1962.

In 1966, when Mizoram was gripped with insurgency, the formation was tasked to conduct counter insurgency operations in Mizoram. The formation did a commendable job of winning the hearts and minds of the local populace and continued to perform this task till 1969 and was instrumental in restoration of peace in Mizoram.

During the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, HQ 101 Area took active part in combat operations in Sylhet and Mymensingh districts of the erstwhile East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) and was the first to reach Dacca, thereby earning the accolade ‘First in Dacca’.

Lieutenant General Sanjay Mallik , General Officer Commanding 101 Area conveyed his best wishes to the troops of the Elite Headquarter 101 Area and exhorted all Ranks to dedicate their lives in the service of the nation and pledge to discharge their responsibilities in the best traditions of the Army.

The day was also observed to commemorate, with reverence, the contribution of all brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice, in the line of duty. The event was also attended by serving personnel, their families and veterans.

(Source:Wing Commander Sreeprakash J, PRO Defence , Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura)

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