Speed Post News Network

New Delhi : Indian Army celebrated the 240th Corps of Engineers Day on November 18, 2020,  2020.  In a solemn ceremony organised at ‘National War Memorial’, Lt Gen S K Shrivastava, Engineer-in-Chief, along with other serving officers, JCOs, and other ranks laid wreaths and paid homage to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.

The Corps of Engineers provides combat engineering support, develops infrastructure for armed forces and other defence organisations, and maintains connectivity along our vast borders besides providing succour to populace during natural disasters. These tasks are executed through four pillars of the Corps – Combat Engineers, Military Engineer Service, Border Road Organisation, and Military Survey, according to a PIB release.

The Corps of Engineers has three groups, i.e. Madras Sappers, Bengal Sappers, and Bombay Sappers, which were amalgamated into the Corps on November 18, 1932.  Since its inception, history is replete with colossal exemplary contributions of the Corps of Engineers both in war and peace.