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Navy plans 2-day event to commemorate Sep 29 surgical strikes

The Indian Navy has planned a two-day event starting September 29 in Mumbai and Goa to commemorate the second anniversary of the surgical strike carried out by the defence forces in 2016 to smash terror camps, an official said on Thursday.

The event, which will take place in the Ballard Pier Cruiser Wharf at Naval Dockyard here under Western Naval Command, will have exhibition stalls and video walls, the Navy official said.

The entry for the event venue will be from Tiger Gate, the official informed.

“The events will showcase the gallant action of the Army in carrying out the surgical strike on September 29, 2016, and will also remember the sacrifice of Indian soldiers during the Uri incident,” the official said.

The various events that have been planned include an exhibition showcasing the valour of armed forces, display of ships, submarines, aircrafts, arms and equipment models etc, he said.

Ships will be open to public and visits by school children as well as NCC cadets to ships, submarines and air stations are being planned, he added.

School children will be encouraged to participate in letter-writing and card and poster competitions to honour valiant soldiers, he said.

The Army had carried out surgical strikes on the night of September 28-29, 2016 in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists.

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