Southern Command celebrates Raising Day

Mubarak Ansari
Saturday, 31 March 2018

Pune: Two special forces soldiers sustained minor injuries in combat demonstrations at the Race Course on Saturday, during 124th Raising Day celebrations of the Pune-headquartered Army’s Southern Command. Officials said that both the soldiers were rushed to Command Hospital, and are now said to be stable. 

“Another soldier had to open his reserve parachute as his main parachute didn’t open during the para jumping and there was a hard landing at another place than his designated space. However, he is not injured,” officials claimed. 

Pune: Two special forces soldiers sustained minor injuries in combat demonstrations at the Race Course on Saturday, during 124th Raising Day celebrations of the Pune-headquartered Army’s Southern Command. Officials said that both the soldiers were rushed to Command Hospital, and are now said to be stable. 

“Another soldier had to open his reserve parachute as his main parachute didn’t open during the para jumping and there was a hard landing at another place than his designated space. However, he is not injured,” officials claimed. 

A senior officer told Sakal Times, “All the troops from 10 Para Special Forces safely landed during the para jump. One of the jeeps of the special forces overturned, wherein one soldier hurt his back while another soldier sustained minor injuries on his hand. Both are fine now.” There was hard landing at other places than his designated space. He is not injured, officials claimed. 

A senior officer told Sakal Times, “All the troops from 10 Para Special Forces safely landed during the para jump. One of the jeeps of the special forces had overturned, wherein one soldier had hurt his back while another soldier sustained minor injuries on hand. Both are fine now.” 

Southern Army Commander Lt Gen DR Soni assured that the command is geared up to meet new challenges.  “41 per cent of India’s landmass is under Southern Command area of 
responsibility.  I can assure people that the command is fully capable and charged to make sure that the integrity and sovereignty is absolutely safe,” the General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) added. 

Talking about the challenges, he added, “There are challenges due to changed system in education, society, intake of manpower whether it is other ranks or officers. 

To put them together and fight a battle of today or tomorrow is a challenge. The terrain in this command is formed by dessert to creek areas to coastal, we have to make sure that we always fight as a most powerful nation. 

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