Maratha Light Infantry Current Affairs, GK & News

October 27: Infantry Day

Every year, Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27. In India, the day is celebrated to mark the landing of first Indian troops in the Jammu and Kashmir region in 1947. The troops landed to push back Pakistan. Highlights This year, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the US secretary of Defence Mark ..

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AFINDEX-19

Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27. Features of AFINDEX-19 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army will participate in the joint exercise. The joint exercise would be held ..

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Maratha Light Infantry celebrates 250th anniversary

The Maratha Light Infantry celebrated 250 years of its existence on 4 February 2018. The first battalion of regiment was raised as ‘Second Battalion Bombay Sepoys’ on this day in 1768. Maratha Light Infantry Day February 4 is celebrated as “Maratha Light Infantry Day” across the regiment throughout the country. The date holds historic significance ..

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Gallantry Awards 2012

Lt Navdeep Singh awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously Lieutenant Navdeep Singh A young army commando who died battling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir Posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry medal, by President Pratibha Patil at the Republic Day celebrations. Ashok Chakra -the highest peacetime gallantry award Lieutenant Singh was a platoon commander of the ..

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