Chandigarh, Dec 10 (UNI) An Armoured Regiment, also known as The Penetrators', celebrated 25 glorious years of their service to the nation by organising Silver Jubilee celebrations from December 8-10 at New Amritsar Military Station.
The Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier DRN Soni, presided over the celebrations. A large number of senior serving and retired officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans of the Regiment also attended the celebrations.
To mark the momentous occasion of its Silver Jubilee, the Regiment organised a trekking expedition in Himachal Pradesh during October to infuse a spirit of adventure among its troops and also to interact with the retired soldiers of the area.
The celebrations in the Regiment included a Special Sainik Sammelan in which, a First Day Cover was released to commemorate the occasion. A Pagal Gymkhana was organised on the occasion, which included a Band Display by the bands of the Armoured Corps Centre and The Garhwal Rifle Regimental Centre. A Barakhana was also organised.
The Regiment was raised on November 15, 1982 at Babina (Uttar Pradesh). The Regiment has a mix class composition with troops coming from all parts of the nation.
Since its raising , the regiment has been involved in a wide range of tasks during its tenures in the Southern, Western, Central and Northern Commands and has participated in Operation Trident, Operation Vijay, Operation Parakram and Operation Rakshak.