Rajnath greets Army’s Eastern Command

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New Delhi (NVI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today extended his greetings to the Warriors of the East on the 100th raising day of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command.

Taking to Twitter, Rajnath said, “Greetings and my best wishes to the #WarriorsOfTheEast on the 100th Raising Day of Eastern Command. I salute their courage and indomitable spirit. Their service to India is unparalleled.”

Moreover, the Eastern Command also extended wishes to its defence civilian employees and veterans on this occasion of the 100th Raising Day.

“On the occasion of the Raising Day, #ArmyCdrEC wishes all ranks, defence civilian employees,veterans of EasternCommand and calls upon everyone to work with dedication and devotion as per true traditions and ethos of the IndianArmy,” the Eastern Command tweeted.

The Eastern Command was raised on November 1, 1920 at Nainital in present-day Uttarakhand under General Sir H Hudson and had territorial jurisdiction over Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Assam.

At present, the Command is responsible for guarding the borders with five countries – China, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Notably, the Command’s top glory was the 1971 war with Pakistan, that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

-RJV