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6 Sikh Battalion celebrates 44th anniversary of Battle Honour of ‘Defence of Poonch’

The Battalion, for its overall excellence, was selected for the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, where it served commendably in pursuit of peace from Jan 08 to Jul 2009.

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During the 1971 conflict, the heroic stand of the battalion against numerically superior enemy saved the politically important town of Poonch. The nation recognized the valour and courage of the battalion by awarding it the Battle Honour "Defence of Poonch 1971" and the Theatre Honour "JAMMU & KASHMIR". In this picture: Commanding officer with troops after recapture of helipad.

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2. The battalion has time and again displayed its mettle in counter insurgency operations and it is the first Battalion to be honoured with the ‘The Chief of Army Staff Unit Citation’ for exemplary service to the nation. In this picture: Commanding Officer with captured Pakistan weapons.

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In one of the rare opportunity that the battalion got to serve in the elite Parachute Brigade, it earned the respect of para fraternity by winning the coveted Brigade 'Championship Banner' by winning almost all the professional, endurance and sports competitions. In this picture: Poonch heights ( dply A of chhe )

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The battalion, for its overall excellence, was selected for the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, where it served commendably in pursuit of peace from January 8 to Jul 2009. In this picture: MMG detachment at pt 405 guarding most critical approach.

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In the short period since its raising, the Battalion today is one of the most decorated units of the Indian Army post independence. All soldiers of the battalion draw inspiration from their rich martial traditions and the sacrifices of their comrades who unflinchingly laid their lives for the honour of the battalion, the regiment and the nation. In this picture: Lt Col KL Rattan, receiving MVC from the president.