Indian Army’s Western Command played a major role in thwarting Pakistan’s aggression in 1947, 1965 and 1971 war

New Delhi: The Western Command of the Army on Sunday celebrated its 72nd Raising Day with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony. Lt Gen R P Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, laid a wreath at the 'Veer Smriti' to pay homage to the gallant heroes of the Command, a defence release said.

The Command was raised in 1947 as Delhi and East Punjab Command and subsequently re-designated as 'Western Command' in January 1948, it said.

In 1954, the headquarter of the Command moved to Shimla. After the Indo-Pak conflict of 1971, Northern Command was carved out of Western Command to assume operational responsibility of Jammu and Kashmir.

Finally, in 1985, headquarters of the Western Command moved to its present location at Chandimandir.