Police Commemoration Day
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Every year in India, October 21 is observed as Police Commemoration Day.
This day is celebrated to remember and honour the policemen who laid down their lives while fulfilling their responsibilities.
On this day events are organised to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in Ladakh on the Indo-China border.
In 1959, there was a lot of tension between the borders of India and China.
On 21 October 1959, China opened fire on 20 soldiers in Ladakh, out of which 10 Indian soldiers were killed.
The last rites of these policemen took place in eastern Ladakh. Since then October 21 is celebrated as Police Commemoration Day.
On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in the year 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first National Police Memorial in New Delhi.
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