Indian Army paid homage to its 49 soldiers and officers who laid down their lives while capturing the strategically important Raja and Rani posts from Pakistan in the 1965 war that were later returned following the Tashkent agreement between the two countries. 

These two posts were captured by the soldiers of 2 Sikh and 3 Dogra regiments. 

"Lt Gen GS Shergil, chief of staff, Central Command of the army laid wreath at the Naman Sthal which has been erected in memmory of the soldiers and officers who laid down their lives for the country," defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said. 

He said that Raja and Rani posts were strategically important but were returned to Pakistan under the Tashkent agreement. 

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