Defence Security Corps celebrates 70th Raising Day

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Defence Security Corps (DSC), responsible for providing security to sensitive defence and civil installations, on Saturday celebrated its 70th Raising Day, said an official.

The DSC, made up of superannuated defence personnel, was raised on February 25, 1947 as the “Defence Department Constabulary”.

Congratulating all ranks of the force, Lieutenant General J.S. Cheema, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information Systems and Training) and Colonel Commandant of the DSC, complimented them for their efforts in guarding sensitive establishments of the nation, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.

Lt. Gen. Cheema also remembered the supreme sacrifices made by the Corps personnel and exhorted all ranks to seek inspiration from their valour.

He felicitated eight Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks for their distinguished services.

After the Pathankot air base terror attack, the force came under criticism for failing to secure a sensitive air base with high-value air assets.

In 70 years of its existence, the DSC has received three Vir Chakras, one Kirti Chakra, four Shaurya Chakras and various other medals and commendation cards.