President Presents Standers to Five Armoured Regiments

President of India and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, presented standards to five armoured regiments of the 1st Armoured Division at a grand parade of battle-tanks in the Western Sector on November 27, 2011. Regiments that received the presidential standards were 70, 73, 74 and 5 Armoured Regiments and 6 Lancers. Dignitaries present included Governor of Punjab Shivraj Patil, Chief of Army Staff, General VK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, GOC-in- C, Western Command Lt Gen SR Ghosh, AVSM, SM, ADC, GOC-in-C, Southern Command and Lt Gen AK Singh, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC. Following the presentation, 131 T- 90 ‘Bhishma’ tanks started simultaneously, sounding like a great roll of thunder and moving in ceremonial formation dipped their guns in salute as they rumbled past the President. To mark this historic occasion a commemorative memorial was inaugurated earlier by Army Chief General Singh. The massive event ended with a banquet in the honour of the President, attended by military and civil dignitaries.

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