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Death  anniversary of field marshal Manekshaw commemorated

Death anniversary of field marshal Manekshaw commemorated

To commemorate the 15th death anniversary of field marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, who was a recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards, a wreath laying ceremony was organized by Madras Regimental Center and station headquarters at Wellington in the district.
Lt Gen Virendra Vats, YSM, SM, VSM, Commandant DSSC, laid a wreath at his tomb located at Parsi Zoroastrian Cemetery, Udhagamandalam. Manekshaw took over as Chief of Army Staff on January 8, 1969. 
He successfully crafted India's greatest military triumph by leading the Indian Army into 1971 operations which resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh within a short duration of 13 days. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1972.  In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by the General Officer to the armed forces and the nation, he was elevated to the rank of Field Marshal on 15 January 1973. He breathed his last on 27 June, 2008.
Manekshaw had settled down at Wellington after active service.  His association with the station goes back to the time when he was Commandant of Defence Services Staff College.