Jaipur, Apr 15 (PTI) Tributes were paid today to the martyrs of Indian Army at a solemn ceremony at ‘Prerna Sthal’ here to mark 14th raising day of South Western Army Command.

To honour the gallant warriors, wreaths were laid by Lt Gen Vijay Singh, chief of staff, South Western Command and other serving and retired officers, a defence spokesperson said.

He said that South Western Command, the 7th and the youngest command of the Indian Army turned 14 on 15 April 2018.

Christened as the Sapta Shakti – it is eternally resolved to conform to its motto – Forever Victorious.

In addition to its primary role of operational preparedness, the command has contributed immensely to environmental protection, national integration, welfare of veterans, women and disabled soldiers, Mukhyamantri Jal Swablamban Abhiyan (MJSA), besides providing assistance to the civil administration, the spokesperson added.

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