Special Cover – Army Dental Corps – Section of Defence Forces Dental Services Conference
Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) is the most reputed international association of Dental professionals. The Military chapter of FDI is Known as Section of Defence Forces Dental Services ( SDFDS) which is a assembly of Dental professionals serving the Armed Forces of their respective countries.
The Army Dental Corps of Indian Army hosted the Annual Conference of SDFDS in 2014 at New Delhi. A Special Cover was released by Army Postal Service to mark this occasion.
Kargil (OP VIJAY) was one of the toughest and longest campaigns in recent times wherein the Pakistani intruders were crushed by Gallant Indian Forces .Legendary and heroic battles were fought in Dras, Kaksar ,Batalik ,and Turtuk sectors at heights above 12000ft. Point 4875,Tiger Hill and Tololing,”Yeh Dil Maange More ” still resonates in our minds till date.
A Grateful Nation bestowed Four Pram Vir Chakras, 10 MVC’s, 49 VrC’s and 135 Sena Medals on its Gallant,Patriotic,Brave and Courageous Heroes.
Today on Kargil Diwas let’s pay homage to courage,valour and sacrifices of the Heroes of the Operation Vijay.
Army Postal Service has issued a large number of Special Covers related to Kargil .Few covers are listed.
First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018
India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.
A First Day Cover is listed. The Cancellation is provided by 1 CBPO which has a Philatelic Bureau under the Army Postal Service. FDC SER NO 2/18.