SHILLONG: The Indian Army Headquarters 101 Area's 58th Raising Day was celebrated here today.
Headquarters 101 Communication Zone was established in 1963, replacing Headquarters 101 Region.
The formation was charged with conducting counter-insurgency operations in Mizoram during the insurgency that gripped the state in 1966.
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The creation did an admirable job of capturing the local populace's hearts and minds, and it continued to do so until 1969. During the 1971 War, the formation took part in military operations in the erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) districts of Sylhet and Mymensingh, and was the first formation to reach Dhaka, gaining the accolade "First in Dhaka".
General officer commanding 101 Area laid a wreath at the War Memorial to celebrate the occasion and pay tribute to the valiant heroes. He also congratulated and wished all ranks, veterans, civilian workers, and their families at Headquarters 101 Area.
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