Rajnath Singh releases graphic booklet on battle of Sardar Post

New Delhi, Sept. 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday released a graphic booklet depicting the valour and sacrifice of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during the epic battle of Sardar Post at Rann of Kutch in the 1965 lndo-Pak War.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh lauded the role of CRPF at Hot Springs in Ladakh and at other places in maintaining the safety and security of the country.

Appreciating the courage and sacrifice of CRPF personnel, Singh said that has been a 35 percent reduction in incidents in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states due to the brave efforts of the CRPF personnel.

On April 9, 1965, at the Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, two companies of CRPF stood their ground and repulsed the attack of a full-fledged Pakistani Infantry brigade inflicting heavy casualties.

The retaliation by the CRPF men was such a profound shock to the Pakistani Army that they left behind 34 dead bodies including those of two officers. Four Pakistani soldiers were taken as prisoners. Six CRPF men made supreme sacrifice for the cause of the nation.

CRPF plans to publish a series of graphic booklets depicting various tales of valour and sacrifice of the force. (ANI)

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