Remembering the Battle of Philaura, ex-soldiers of Gorkha Rifles fluttered their arms:
Ex-Servicemen of 5/9 Battalion of Gorkha Rifles celebrated Philaura War Honor Day. During this, remembering the tales of the war, the arms of the ex-servicemen burst. Two minutes silence was paid to the martyr soldiers of the battalion. At the same time, the children of ex-servicemen were enthralled by the presentation of cultural programmes.
In the program organized at Gorkhali Reform Sabha located in Garhi Cantt, ex-servicemen shared many tales of the battle. Due to which the saga of courage and valor of the battalion came alive.
Honorary Captain Bharat Singh Thapa, President of the 5/9 Gorkha Rifles Ex-Servicemen Organization, said that the 5/9 Gorkha Rifles was established on January 1963 in Birpur (Dehradun). The soldiers of this battalion had captured the Philaura post, showing indomitable courage in the Indo-Pak war of 1965. This post, located on the outskirts of Jammu and Kashmir, was occupied by the enemy army for a long time. In this battle 30 soldiers of the battalion were martyred, while 86 soldiers were seriously injured. Seeing the courage and valor of the Ranbankurs, the battalion was also awarded Philora Battle of Honour. The battalion personnel celebrate Phillaura War Honor Day every year to commemorate the victory over Phillaura Post.
During this, Tilak Singh Thakuri, Hari Singh Khatri, Suresh Bahuguna, Sanjay Pun, Mohan Singh Bisht, Karan Bahadur Roka, Rakesh Kumar Thapa, Pradeep Kumar Kshetri, Dil Bahadur Kshetri, Ishwar Singh Thapa, Sanjay Ghale, Arun Khatri etc. were present.