Indian Police Commemoration Day in India
Indian Police Commemoration Day in India is held on October 21. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten CRPF personnel who lost their lives while defending our border with China On October 21, 1959. It is celebrated to motivate and pay respect to the police personnel who perform their duties with the utmost diligence.
On October 21, 1959, when twenty Indian soldiers were attacked by Chinese troops in Ladakh due to arguments between the troops, ten Indian policemen lost their lives and seven were imprisoned. After a month, on November 28, 1959, Chinese troops handed over the dead bodies of the martyred policemen and, since that day, October 21 has been observed as Police Commemoration Day in honour of the martyrs every year.
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