More than 14,000 Army personnel to be promoted

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A record number of more than 14,000 army personnel are to be promoted in keeping with National War Heroes’ Day on May 19, the Army said on Sunday.

‘Granting of long-awaited but inspiring promotions, would inevitably serve a motivating fillip to their untiring, dedicated and life-threatening ongoing national services,’ the Army said in a statement.

According to the Army, these promotions will come into effect on May 18 and would be recorded as the ‘biggest ever share of promotions’ granted in a single day by the Army.

The Army said that 14,617 Army personnel serving in other ranks across all Army Regiments will be promoted to their next rank.

Last year, the Army had promoted 7,210 personnel in keeping with the National War Heroes Day.