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Army chief reviews mounted cavalry parade

PTI  Jaipur, September 23, 2012
First Published: 12:02 IST(23/9/2012) | Last Updated: 12:08 IST(23/9/2012)

Army chief General Bikram Singh on Sunday reviewed a spectacular Mounted parade organised by 61 cavalry in Jaipur.


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Apart from remarkable drills, skills of horsemanship and ceremonial regalia, the regiment mounted on 221 resplendently groomed horses displayed discipline and morale.

The regiment paraded in walk, trot and gallop, in formations of eight, four and twelve.

South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan and GOC 61 Sub Area Maj Gen KJS Thind preceded the army chief in taking the salute of the parade at the cavalry ground.

This was the first visit of Gen Singh to the regiment since taking over, according to Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami.

61 Cavalry is the only mounted horse cavalry regiment of the Army and has the distinction of being awarded one PadamShri and 10 Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in the field of equestrain events.

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