Southern Command to celebrate 124th Raising Day on April 1

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Pune: Southern Command is going to celebrate its 124th Raising Day at the Southern Command Headquarters here on April 1. 

Headquarters Southern Command is organising a military tattoo on March 31 and April 1 to showcase its military prowess. The event will be conducted at General Parade Ground (GPG), Race Course, Pune from 3 pm to 6.30 pm. The military tattoo will comprise a combat demonstration, equipment display, martial arts display (which includes Kalaripayattu, Gatka and Malkhamb), motorcycle dare devils show, horse show, dog show and a band display.

Pune: Southern Command is going to celebrate its 124th Raising Day at the Southern Command Headquarters here on April 1. 

Headquarters Southern Command is organising a military tattoo on March 31 and April 1 to showcase its military prowess. The event will be conducted at General Parade Ground (GPG), Race Course, Pune from 3 pm to 6.30 pm. The military tattoo will comprise a combat demonstration, equipment display, martial arts display (which includes Kalaripayattu, Gatka and Malkhamb), motorcycle dare devils show, horse show, dog show and a band display.

Southern Command was set up on April 1, 1895, with its headquarters in Pune. It is the largest command of the Indian Army as far as the geographical area is concerned. Its area of responsibility spreads over 11 states and four union territories, covering almost 41 per cent of the land mass of India. Today, its formations and units, including 43 training establishments, are located at 53 military stations.

It is significant to note that on April 21, 1942, the command comprising Bombay District, Deccan District, Madras District and Pune Independent Brigade Area, was re-designated as the Southern Army and shifted to Bengaluru. It was once again re-designated as Southern Command and re-located at Pune on July 1, 1946. Lieutenant General Rajendra Sinhji, Distinguished Service Order (DSO), was the first Indian General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command who took over on May 1, 1948.

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