Standard Presented to 47 Armoured Regiment by Chief of the Army Staff
Sunjuwan Military Station, Jammu witnessed a historic moment on October 21, 2017, when General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, on behalf of the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the 'President's Standard' to 47 Armoured Regiment. The Standard is an award for unit heroism and epitomizes the history, undaunting spirit and acts of valour forged in sweat and blood of the Regiment. It serves to inspire men, kindle the hopes of the future and above all strengthens the bond of allegiance towards the Regiment. To commemorate this historic event Chief of the Army Staff also released a "Special First Day Cover".
This honour was bestowed on the Regiment in recognition of its unflinching meritorious service since its raising on November 15, 1982. The Regiment has participated in a number of operations undertaken by the India Army, and also contributed personnel for Rashtriya Rifles. The hard work and sacrifices made by the valiant soldiers of this Regiment have been recognised by numerous gallantry and distinguished service awards.
The Standard Presentation ceremony showcased a mounted parade by the Regiment on the T-72 Tanks with clockwork precision and immaculate coordination. The occasion was graced by many senior serving and retired military officers and civil dignitaries including Lieutenant General DR Soni, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ARTRAC, Lieutenant General Surinder Singh General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command and Lieutenant General D Anbu, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command.
- Col NN Joshi
pix: Shri SN Acharya