GUWAHATI, April 21 - The 54th raising day of Shillong- based Headquarters 101 Area was celebrated with traditional military elan and fervour today.
Headquarters 101 Area was raised in 1963 as Headquarters 101 Communication Zone, primarily for provision of logistic support to field formations which had moved to the NE in the wake of Chinese aggression in 1962. During 1966, when Mizoram was gripped with insurgency, the formation was tasked to conduct counter insurgency operations in the State.
During 1971 war, the formation took active part in combat operations in Sylhet and Mymensingh districts of the erstwhile East Pakistan and was the first to reach Dhaka. During the day, Lt Gen Depinder Singh Ahuja, GOC, 101 Area, laid a wreath at the war memorial and addressed a special Sainik Sammelan.