Dehradun, Sep 7 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor complimented the 74 Medium Regiment of the Indian Army on Monday for maintaining a good standard and stressed the need for excellence to meet future challenges.
Addressing a special Sainik Sammelan organized here to celebrate the 45th Raising Day of the 74 Medium Regiment, his mother unit General Kapoor said, the regiment also known as the "Lucky Four" in the Indian Army has the rare distinction of having produced two Chief of the Army Staff, himself and Gen Padmanabhan.
A large number of ex-commanding officers, retired officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and ex-servicemen of the unit attended the Raising Day celebration.
The Regiment was raised in Delhi on September 7, 1965, under the stewardship of Lt Col S.S. Chakravarti with Fixed Class composition with pure batteries of Sikh, Dogra, and Jat.
Since its raising, the regiment has rendered distinguished service to the nation.
Till date, the regiment has distinguished itself with one Shaurya Chakra, one Sena Medal, two COAS Commendation Cards and nine GOC-in-C Commendation Cards.
The Regiment has also carved a niche for itself in sports, adventure, operations and professional events. (ANI)