The indigenous Arjun tank was on Saturday formally inducted into the 75 Armoured Regiment at a ceremony in Jaisalmer, over 37 years after the project was commissioned by the government.
"Lieutenant General A K Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Southern Command, inducted the tank. The ceremony also marked the passage of T 55 tanks from the inventory after forty years of reliable service," a defence spokesperson said.
He said that 45 Arjun tanks were inducted. The event also marked the 39th Raising day of the regiment, in which over 1000 retired officers and jawans took part.
75 Armoured Regiment is the only Indian armoured regiment to be raised on foreign soil during the 1971 Indo-Pak war at Gadra Road (now in Pakistan)on 12 March 1972, he added.