Six battalions of Sikh Regiment get 6 citations

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 16, 2015 22:07 IST

Six battalions of the Sikh Regiment have been awarded with Chief of Army Staff unit citation and Army Commander’s unit appreciation.

These were announced on Wednesday.

Chief of Army Staff Unit Citation and Army Commander’s Unit Appreciation is an official recognition of outstanding and meritorious contribution made by a unit for three categories of superior performance, viz outstanding achievements in face of enemy/counter-insurgency/counter terrorist operations, outstanding achievement in aid to civil authorities and sustained outstanding performance over a period of a year.

The Chief of Army Staff gave away the coveted COAS Unit Citation to 6 Rashtriya Rifles for outstanding achievement of counter-insurgency/counter-terrorist operations. Five more battalions have been awarded the army commander’s unit citation, viz 4 Sikh, 10 Sikh, 14 Sikh, 157 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh and the Sikh Regimental Centre, in recognition of sustained outstanding performance over a period of last one year.

Congratulating the award-winning units, Lt Gen GS Shergill, the colonel of the Sikh Regiment, said it was an apt recognition of sustained and incessant perseverance and dedication by the units.

The Sikh Regiment has won six COAS/Army Commanders Unit Citations, which is highest ever by any regiment in a single year.

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