Punjab Regiment, ITBP win 'Best Marching Trophies' for R-Day parade

ANI | Updated: Feb 23, 2018 20:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 23 : The Punjab Regiment and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) received the 'Best Marching Contigenent Trophies by the the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday in Delhi.

The two contigents received the award for the march past efforts at the Rajghat on India's 69th Republic Day Parade.

One of the oldest regiments of Indian Army, the Punjab Regiment participated amongst other contingents wherein one Officer, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 144 Other Ranks from all the units of the regiment displayed unmatched talent and glory.

The Punjab Regiment Republic Day Contingent was earlier adjudged the Best Marching Contingent in the year 1993.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Punjab Regiment was Brigadier Sanjeev Soni and General Shri RK Pachanda for the ITBP.

The function was attended by Member of Parliamnet Dr. Subhash Bhamre, the Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra. (ANI)