Indian Army celebrates 82nd Armour Day, today on May 1, 2020.
On May 1, 1938, the first Indian Cavalry Regiment of the British Indian Army got “Mechanised” by shedding its traditional horse mount for Tanks. Since then, the Indian Army celebrates May 1 as “Armour Day”
The Scinde Horse, an elite Indian Cavalry Regiment that continues to serve with honour as part of the Indian Army, was the first Regiment to get Mechanised. It was equipped with Armoured Cars and Vikers Light Tanks.
The Armoured Corps is one of the important combat arms of the Indian Army and it currently consists of 67 armoured regiments, including the president’s bodyguards.
Best wishes to the Armoured Corps on the occasion of “Armour Day.”
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