Weekly Current Affairs: April week-2 - CRPF Valour Day

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    15th Apr, 2020
  • President led the nation in saluting Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on its Valour Day on April 9.
  • On April 9th, 1965 a small contingent of 2nd Bn CRPF, successfully fought and repulsed an attack by a Pakistani Brigade on Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, eliminating 34 Pakistani soldiers and capturing 4 alive.
  • Never in the history of military battles have a handful of policemen fought back a full – fledged infantry Brigade in such a manner.
  • In this conflict, six valiant CRPF men also attained martyrdom. As a tribute to the saga of the brave men of the Force, 9th April is befittingly celebrated as "Valour Day” in the Force.

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