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50 years after 1965 war: Army organises exhibition, martial arts display

A series of events have been planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1965 war.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 6, 2015 4:45:13 am
Army personnel at a demonstration during the golden jubilee celebrations of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, at Sukhna Lake on Wednesday. (Source: Photo by Jasbir Malhi) Army personnel at a demonstration during the golden jubilee celebrations of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, at Sukhna Lake on Wednesday. (Source: Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

The Western Command Headquarters on Wednesday organised an arms exhibition-and-martial arts display, ‘Hamari Army Hamari Shaan’, at Sukhna Lake as part of a series of events planned by the Army to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war.

Various weapon systems were put on display, including small arms such as 5.56 rifle, light machine gun and multiple barrel grenade launcher. An army recruitment kiosk was also set up and banners were put up with details of the various battles fought by units of Western Command during the 1965 war.

The event was inaugurated by Lt Gen K J Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command.

A military band and an ensemble of pipes and drums was also present playing martial tunes while performances of gatka, simulation of khukhri fight and zumba dance-and-fitness were also put up.

A large number of officers and jawans, along with their families, were also present on the occasion while visitors to Sukhna Lake also witnessed the event.

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