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Regiment of Artillery observes 189TH Gunners Day

Updated: Sep 28, 2016 19:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.28 (ANI): The Regiment of Artillery, the second largest arm of the Indian Army celebrated the 189th Gunners' Day on Wednesday.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Amar Jawan Jyoti by Lt. Gen. P R Shankar, Director General of Artillery and Senior Colonel Commandant, decorated war veterans, senior veteran officers and serving officers.

The day has a special significance in the annals of artillery history, as the first Indian Artillery Unit, 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery equipped with 2.5 inch guns, was raised on September 28, 1827.

The regiment has proved its mettle during the operations of 1947-48, 1962, 1965, 1971 Wars. More recently, the role of artillery in the victory of Kargil conflict of 1999, is well etched in the Indian military history.

The artillery has also undertaken major steps towards modernisation, both in terms of equipment and support systems under "Make in India" initiative of the Government of India.

On the occasion of the 189th Gunners Day, all ranks of Regiment of Artillery resolved to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the army and the nation. (ANI)