Police Commemoration Day being observed on 21 October
- India has been observed on October 21 every year, the Police
Commemoration Day remembers the sacrifices of ten policemen who died in Chinese
firing in 1959.
- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attend the Police
Commemoration Day Parade at the Police Memorial Ground in New Delhi.
- Chinese troops opened fire and threw grenades at a party of
20 police personnel.
- Ten were killed in the incident, which left seven others
injured, who were later taken as prisoners.
- Three weeks later, China returned
the bodies of the ten personnel which were later cremated with full police
honours at Hot Springs in North Eastern Ladakh.
- Police personnel had been responsible for manning the 2,500
mile long border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.
- A memorial was erected at Hot Springs and members of Police
Forces from different parts of the country trek to Hot Springs to pay homage to
- Since the year 2012, the Police Commemoration Day Parade is
being held at the National level at the Police Memorial, Chanakyapuri.
- Since independence, 34,418 police personnel have lost their
lives while protecting the country.
- In the past one year, from September 2016 to August 2017,
383 police personnel had died.