Armoured Corps celebrates '79th Armour Day'

| Updated: May 02, 2017 03:01 IST

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): The Armoured Corps celebrated its '79th Armour Day' on Monday. The event commemorates the mechanization of the erstwhile Indian Cavalry on May 1, 1938, when the SCINDE HORSE became the first Indian cavalry regiment to stable its horses and convert to the Vickers Light Tank and Chevrolet Armoured Cars. The elite 'Tank' Corps celebrated the day with serving and veterans officers' fraternity of the corps and other arms/services. The elegant function truly epitomized traditional elan, camaraderie and all-round excellence that characterizes the armoured corps. 'Courage in the face of fearful odds', has been the enduring saga of the Armoured Corps and is exemplified by the award of two Param Vir Chakras, 15 Maha Vir Chakras and 60 Vir Chakras, amongst the large number of other gallantry and distinguished service awards bestowed upon its officers and men, after independence. (ANI)