Pres­i­dent’s Stan­dards pre­sented to 75 and 43 Ar­moured Reg­i­ments


Jaisalmer Mil­i­tary Sta­tion wit­nessed a his­toric mo­ment re­cently when General Dal­bir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, on be­half of the Pres­i­dent of In­dia, Pranab Mukher­jee, pre­sented the ‘Pres­i­dent’s Stan­dards’ to 75 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment and 43 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment. Both the Reg­i­ments con­ducted a mounted pa­rade on the in­dige­nous Ar­jun tanks with clockwork pre­ci­sion and im­mac­u­late co­or­di­na­tion in con­so­nance with the highest tra­di­tions of the In­dian Army. To com­mem­o­rate this his­toric event, the Chief of Army Staff also re­leased a ‘Spe­cial Cover’.

The Chief of the Army Staff said: “This ven­er­a­tion will add to your re­spon­si­bil­ity and cer­tainly I be­lieve that you all will go be­yond your ca­pa­bil­i­ties to ex­e­cute ev­ery sin­gle task that would be as­signed to your Reg­i­ments.”

75 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment was raised in 1972 un­der the com­mand of Lt Colonel Vi­jai Singh (later Lt General). The squadrons of 75 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment par­tic­i­pated in the 1971 Indo-Pak War to in­clude the Bat­tle of Launge­wala. 75 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment has a unique distinc­tion of be­ing the only unit of In­dian Army to be raised on cap­tured Pak­istani Ter­ri­tory ‘Sakna’ (26 kilo­me­tres inside Pak­istan) on March 12, 1972. The Reg­i­ment Colours are Ca­nary Yel­low over Bot­tle Green and the Reg­i­ment’s motto is Sa­hasam Vi­jay­ate which means Courage Wins.

43 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment was raised in 1981 un­der the com­mand of Lt Colonel B.M. Ka­pur (later Lt General). 43 Ar­moured Reg­i­ment is the first ar­moured Reg­i­ment to be equipped with In­dia’s in­dige­nous tank, MBT Ar­jun. The Reg­i­ment Colours are Sky Blue and Navy Blue. Sky Blue sig­ni­fies lim­it­less­ness and Navy Blue sig­ni­fies fear­less­ness. The Reg­i­ment motto is Yud­hyasva Vi­gatJwar which means ‘ To fight with a calm and de­ter­mined mind’.

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