‘Standard’ presented to 18 Cavalry
Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Monday presented the Standard to the 18 Cavalry on behalf of President Pranab Mukherjee.
The Army chief, who is also the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, released a ‘Special Day Cover’ on the occasion, a defence spokesperson said.
Addressing a gathering of serving personnel and veterans, Gen Suhag said Standard presentation has increased the responsibility of the regiment and hoped that 18 Cavalry will meet the country’s expectations. This honour has been bestowed on the 18 Cavalry in due recognition of the service rendered by the Regiment since its raising on January 31, 1842, the spokesperson said.
Sharing his affinity with 18 Cavalry, the General said that his father Risaldar Major Ramphal Singh (retd) had participated in the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971 as a “braveheart” of this regiment. Even his grandfather was a soldier in the Azad Hind Fauj, the spokesperson said.
Gen Suhag also awarded the Chief of Army Staff commendation card to six personnel.
Thre 18 Cavalry is a frontline Regiment of the Indian Armoured Corps, which has participated in a large number of operations undertaken by the Army since its raising, the spokesperson said.