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Friday, November 27, 2009

Gallantry awards for Army's lifeline

BANGALORE: The Pioneer Corps, known as the lifeline of the Indian Army, has completed 250 years in the service of the nation. To commemorate the occasion, a Special Day Cover was released by Lt General S S Kumar, quartermaster general and colonel commandant of the Pioneer Corps, here on Thursday.

Addressing the troops, the colonel commandant said the present security scenario demands high vigilance and called upon them to be alert.

A biennial conference of senior officers, wreath-laying ceremony, band display, barakhana for the troops were held as part of the 250th anniversary. The QMG also presented the best pioneer unit rolling trophy for 2008-2009 to 1807 Pioneer Unit.

A two-minute silence was observed to pay homage to those who died during the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. 
 

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