Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is celebrating its 54th Valour Day on Tuesday. On April 9, 1965, a small contingent of 2nd Battalion of CRPF successfully fought and repulsed an attack by a Pakistani Brigade on Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, eliminating 34 Pakistani soldiers and capturing four alive.
Never in the history of military battles have a handful of policemen fought back a full-fledged infantry Brigade in such a manner. In this conflict, six valiant CRPF men also attained martyrdom. As a tribute to the brave men of the Force, 9th April is befittingly celebrated as “Valour Day” in the Force.
President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the martyrs of police at National Police Memorial in New Delhi on the occasion.