Police Commemoration Day in India is celebrated on October 21. It honours the memory of Indian police personnel killed by Chinese soldiers in 1959. The Remembrance Day was officially instituted in 1960 and has been observed at the national level since 2012.
On October 21, 1959, a group of Indian policemen led by Shri Karam Singh was attacked by the Chinese Army at Hot Springs in North Eastern Ladakh, while searching for a missing reconnaissance party. Ten policemen were killed, seven were taken prisoners, and the rest managed to escape. The Chinese returned the bodies only three weeks later.
India Post has released a set of two commemorative postage stamps and a Miniature sheet on The National Police Memorial on 22nd December 2018. The memorial commemorates the 34,844 police personnel from all of the central and state police forces in India who have died in the line of duty since 1947.
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