Territorial Army celebrates 67th Raising Day

General Singh reviewed the parade at the Army Parade Ground and complimented the Territorial Army (TA) fraternity for their yeoman service to the nation.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:October 9, 2016 5:35 pm
Territorial Army, Territorial Army celebrations, army, army celebrations army parade, indian army, india news President Pranab Mukherjee meeting with the Territorial Army Officers, JCOs & other Ranks along with their spouses on the occasion of Raising Day of Territorial Army at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

The Territorial Army celebrated its 67th Raising Day on Sunday with an impressive parade here in the presence of army chief General Dalbir Singh. General Singh reviewed the parade at the Army Parade Ground and complimented the Territorial Army (TA) fraternity for their yeoman service to the nation.

The army chief also wished all TA ranks and their families good luck for a glorious future. Ten TA contingents under the command of Colonel Krishnandu Barker participated in the parade, in which tableaus of the Ecological Task Force, Railway Engineers and the oil sector units showcased their contribution in the fields of environmental conservation and maintenance of essential services.

The TA is 400,000-strong force, a part of the regular Indian Army. Its role is to relieve the army from static duties and assist the civil administration in situations where community life is affected or national security threatened. The parade was witnessed by civil and military dignitaries, including military and defence attaches from friendly foreign countries.