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Police Flag Day observed in Isles: A&N Police pays homage to martyrs who laid down their lives

Port Blair ,

  The Police Flag Day was observed today by A&N Police to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by valiant police personnel in the service of nation. From this year, Government of India has decided to observe 'Commemoration Day' as Police Flag Day, followed by commemorative events upto 31st October (National Unity Day). On this solemn occasion, A&N Police force led by Shri Dependra Pathak, DGP, A&N Islands alongwith rank & file paid homage to the brave souls who laid their lives at the altar of duty by placing wreath at Saheed Smarak, Parade ground, Police Line.     On the fateful day of 21st October, 1959, 10 valiant policemen laid down their lives while defending the integrity of our motherland at Hot Springs in Ladakh in an ambush laid by heavily armed Chinese troops. Since then, the Police Forces all over India observe 21st October as 'Commemoration Day' each year in the memory of those Policemen martyred at Hot Springs and also all other Policemen killed in the line of duty. Names of 264 Police personnel who got killed while on duty from September, 2019 to August 2020 were read out by the DGP, A&N Islands.