Hisar, Nov 3 (UNI) Lt Gen Harcharanjit Singh Panag, Colonel of the Mechanised Infantry Regiment and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command applauded the soldiers of 18 Mechanised Infantry Battalion, popularly known as the "Indomitables", on the occasion of its silver jubilee celebrations here today.
Stressing upon the need for maintaining the highest levels of regimental spirit, Gen Panag called upon the soldiers to spread the message of patriotism to all the citizens of the country.
On the occasion, the Northern Army Commander also released a First Day Cover issued by the Army Postal Service.
Speaking on the occasion, Colonel MPS Gill, the present Commanding Officer of the Paltan said that the battalion had, in its 25 years of existence, achieved commendable applause in operational, training and related aspects in all kinds of operational environment.
Raised on March 1, 1983 the battalion has completed its twenty five years of glorious existence. A large number of retired and serving officers, JCOs (Junior Commissioned Officers) and soldiers from all over the country participated in the silver jubilee celebrations which began on November 1.
The Mechanised Infantry Regiment was raised under the aegis of Mechanised Infantry Regiment Centre (MIRC), Ahmednagar in order to fulfill the requirement of providing greater mobility for infantry battalions operating in armour predominant battlefield.
The battalion is one of the first battalions raised on the all India, all class mixed composition concept for the mechanised units.