Army Chief to present colours to 2 regiments
Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh will be visiting Mamun Cantt, Pathankot, on November 5 to present the President’s Standards to 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment — two frontline regiments of the Indian Army — on behalf of President Pranab Mukherjee for their decades of meritorious and distinguished service to the nation.
A mounted parade with tanks would be one of the significant events at Mamun Military Station on the occasion, an army release stated here on Monday.
The 50 Armoured Regiment was raised in 1989 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel AK Bhatia, who retired after attaining the rank of Brigadier. The Regiment colours are red over green, which in strict martial sense depicts the traditional signal of victory in battle, and its motto is “Digvijay” — meaning ‘Victory in all directions and planes, in war and in peace’.
The 84 Armoured Regiment was raised in 1976 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Tarif Singh Dhiyia (late). The Regiment colours are dark cherry and black. The cherry colour signifies thick bonds of common blood, while black signifies strength of character and personality. The combined significance of both the colours is ‘ascendancy of armour over the art of modern warfare”. The Regiment motto is “Aham Veer Yudh Sthale”, which means ‘I am the brave of the battlefield’.
The event will be witnessed by a large number of military and civil dignitaries. The Chief of the Army Staff will also release a ‘Special Cover’ to commemorate this historic event.