Indian Army Armoured Corps

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Indian Army Armoured Corps

Indian Armoured Corps Badge.jpg

Symbol of Indian Armoured Corps
Active 1941 - Present
Country India India
Branch Indian Army
Role Armoured Combat
Size 63 Armoured regiments
For more information on the pre-1947 corps, see Indian Armoured Corps.

The Indian Army Armoured Corps is one of the combat arms of the Indian Army. Formed in 1947 from two-thirds of the personnel and assets of the Raj's Indian Armoured Corps. It currently consists of 63 armoured regiments, including the president's bodyguards. The naming of the regiments varies. The terms "Cavalry", "Horse" and "Lancers", which have been dispensed with in the case of units raised post-independence, are historical legacies from the raising and renaming of these units when part of the East India Company's army and/or later the British Indian Army. The Armoured Corps School and Centre is at Ahmednagar. As a matter of tradition, each Armoured Regiment has its own "Colonel of the Regiment", an honorary post for a senior officer who oversees the regimental issues concerning the unit. The Armoured Corps celebrates 1 May as its Corps Day.

List of regiments[edit]

The list of regiments forming part of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army is as follows :[1]

Name Other Name Raising Date Raising Commander Raising Location Current Location References
President's Bodyguard
1 Horse Skinner's Horse, The Yellow Boys
2nd Lancers Gardner's Horse
3 Cavalry Flamingoes [2]
4 Horse Hodson's Horse
5 Armoured Regiment** 1 December 1983 Jodhpur Patiala [3][4]
6 Armoured Regiment*** 1 February 1984 Nabha
7th Light Cavalry
8th Light Cavalry 8th King George's Own Light Cavalry
9th Deccan Horse The Royal Deccan Horse
10 Armoured Regiment
11 Armoured Regiment May 1984 Col Harjeet Singh Lamba Kaluchak
12 Armoured Regiment
13 Armoured Regiment Triskaideca, Nightstrikers 21 December 1984 Lt Col Balram Singh Mehta Ahmednagar
14 Horse Scinde Horse
15 Armoured Regiment
16th Light Cavalry 1776
17 Horse The Poona Horse, Fakr-e-Hind 15 July 1817 Sirur [5]
18 Cavalry 31 January 1842 Amritsar [6][7]
19 Armoured Regiment
20 Lancers
Central India Horse 21st King George V's Own Horse
41 Armoured Regiment 1 July 1980 Lt Col J P Singh Ahmednagar [3]
42 Armoured Regiment 1 January 1981 Brig Ranjit Talwar Babina [3]
43 Armoured Regiment 1981 Lt Col B M Kapur Jaisalmer [3][8]
44 Armoured Regiment 15 December 1981 Brig D.S. Dhillon Suratgarh [3][9][10]
45 Cavalry Paintalis Risala 1965 Bathinda [3]
46 Armoured Regiment Thunderbolts 1 July 1982 Col P S Sandhu Hisar [3][11][12]
47 Armoured Regiment Penetrators 30 July 1984 Col Tejvir Singh Sirohi Babina Jammu [13][14]
48 Armoured Regiment
49 Armoured Regiment Falcons October 01, 1983 Ahmednagar Jodhpur
50 Armoured Regiment Fear Naught July 1989 Lt Col A K Bhatia Ahmednagar Pathankot [15][16]
51 Armoured Regiment The Unicorn 15 July 1989 Lt Col R S Gill
52 Armoured Regiment 1 February 1994 Col Jugvir Singh Roorkee
53 Armoured Regiment
56 Armoured Regiment Lion Hearts 1 October 2011
57 Armoured Regiment
58 Armoured Regiment
61 Cavalry 1 October 1953 Lt Col. Phulel Singh Gwalior
62 Cavalry 31 March 1957 Lt Col RS Butalia Ambala Dehradun [17]
63 Cavalry Tresath 2 January 1957 Lt Col Harmandar Singh Alwar
64 Cavalry 31 March 1966 Lt Col Trevor Lancelot Perry Babina
65 Armoured Regiment 1 September 1966 Lt Col K K Kaul
66 Armoured Regiment 1 September 1966 Lt Col Narinder Singh Ahmednagar
67 Armoured Regiment 15 September 1967 Lt Col Niranjan Singh Cheema
68 Armoured Regiment Gladiators 1 March 1968 Lt Col R.N. Thumby
69 Armoured Regiment
70 Armoured Regiment
71 Armoured Regiment
72 Armoured Regiment
73 Armoured Regiment
74 Armoured Regiment
75 Armoured Regiment 12 March 1972 Lt Col Vijai Singh Sakna Jaisalmer Only regiment to be raised on foreign soil[18][8]
76 Armoured Regiment
81 Armoured Regiment
82 Armoured Regiment
83 Armoured Regiment
84 Armoured Regiment 1976 Lt Col Tarif Singh Dhiyia Pathankot [19][16]
85 Armoured Regiment 1 October 1976 Lt Col D P Singh Ahmednagar Roorkee [20]
86 Armoured Regiment Chhiassi 1 March 1977 Lt Col NS Malik Ahmednagar [18]
87 Armoured Regiment
88 Armoured Regiment
89 Armoured Regiment 1 February 1980 Namkum [21]
90 Armoured Regiment 15 August 1979 Lt Col Manjit Singh Sawhney Pawan Da Chak

** The original 5th Horse (Probyn's) was transferred to Pakistan in 1947.

*** Original 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers was transferred to Pakistan in 1947.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This list is as per unit serial number but not as per the order of precedence of the Indian Army. In that list The President's Bodyguard is first but is followed by 16 Light Cavalry, 7 Light Cavalry, 8 Cavalry and 1st Horse.
  2. ^ History of the 3rd Cavalry.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Web-page on "armoured Corps" at Bharat Rakshak Archived 19 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine., accessed December 2009.
  4. ^ Globalsecurity.org, 5 Armoured Regiment, accessed 23 July 2010
  5. ^ "The Poona Horse Regiment Completes 200 Years Of Epic Journey". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Standard presented to 18 CAVALRY by the Chief of the Army Staff". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Army chief presents President's Standard to 18 Cavalry in Amritsar". Hindustan Times. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Standards presented to 75 armoured regiment and 43 armoured regiment by the chief of army staff on 16 march 2016". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  9. ^ "President's Standards presented to 44 Armoured Regiment at Suratgarh Military Station : Listicles: Microfacts". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  10. ^ "44 Armoured Regiment gets President's Standards | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  11. ^ "Standard presentation to 46-Armoured Regiment by President Patil". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Honour for 46 Armoured Regiment - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  13. ^ "Army Chief presents Standard to 47 Armoured Regiment". www.tribuneindia.com. 
  14. ^ "General Bipin Rawat presented President's Standard to 47th Armoured Regiment". TimesNow. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  15. ^ Delhi (2014-11-05). "Standards Presented to 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment by the Chief of Army Staff on 05 Nov 2014". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  16. ^ a b "Standards Presented to 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment by the Chief of Army Staff on 05 Nov 2014". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  17. ^ "62 Cavalry celebrates its Golden Jubilee". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  18. ^ a b Lt Gen Kamal Davar takes over as director general mechanised forces, 4 August 2001.
  19. ^ Delhi (2014-11-05). "Standards Presented to 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment by the Chief of Army Staff on 05 Nov 2014". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  20. ^ "Army Chief presents standards to 85 Armoured Regiment". The Hindu. Special Correspondent, Special Correspondent. 2011-10-01. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  21. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Cavalry Officers Association [2000] Valour Honour Tradition (Vignettes of the Indian Armored Corps 1773-2000. Director General Mechanized Forces, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110001.
  • THE INDIAN ARMOUR History of the Indian Armoured Corps. 1941-1971 Maj Gen Gurchan Singh Sandhu PVSM Vision Books (incorporating Orient Paperbacks), New Delhi, 1987, ISBN 81-7094-004-4.
  • Izzat: Historical Records and Iconography of Indian Cavalry Regiments 1750-2007 by Ashok Nath. Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, United Services Institution of India, New Delhi.

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