Indian Army celebrates 240th Corps of Engineers Day

New Delhi (NVI): Indian Army today celebrated the 240th Corps of Engineers Day, in a solemn ceremony organized at National War Memorial.

Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, Engineer-in-Chief along with other serving officers, JCOs and other ranks laid wreaths and paid homage to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defence.

The Corps of Engineers provides combat engineering support, develops infrastructure for armed forces and other defence organisations and maintains connectivity along the vast borders, besides providing succour to populace during natural disasters.

These tasks are executed through four pillars of the Corps – Combat Engineers, Military Engineer Service, Border Road Organisation and Military Survey.

The Corps of Engineers have three groups – Madras Sappers, Bengal Sappers and Bombay Sappers – which were amalgamated into the Corps on Nov 18, 1932.

Since its inception, history is replete with colossal exemplary contributions of the Corps of Engineers both in war and peace.