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67th Armoured Regiment
Active 1967 – present
Country India India
Allegiance India
Branch Indian Army
Type Armour
Size Regiment
Motto(s) Maan ya Veergati (Honour or Valiant Death)

67th Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment which is part of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army.[1] The regiment was raised on 15 September 1967 at Ahmednagar by Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Singh Cheema (ex Poona Horse) and was equipped with the indigenous Vijayanta tanks - the first regiment to be raised with indigenous tanks.

Class Composition. The Regiment has a fixed class composition with three sabre squadrons: Sikhs, Dogras and Jats.

Regimental Flag & Motto. The first Regimental Flag hoisted on raising had three vertical stripes coloured 'Red', 'Black' and 'Canary Yellow' signifying the Regiment Motto " THROUGH BLOOD AND DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT BEYOND". The current Regiment Flag (as approved by Army HQ) has three vertical stripes coloured 'Black', 'Canary Yellow' and 'Black with the Regiment badge in red colour embroidered in the centre stripe. The change in the colours led to change in the Regiment Motto i.e, " THROUGH DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT BEYOND"

Regiment Badge.The distinct and elegant Regiment badge (Spearhead) was designed by Colonel CL Proudfoot. The Regiment is nicknamed "THE SPEARHEAD" because of the shape of badge and its participation in major offensive exercises as the leading Regiment in the Armoured Formations it has served in.

Change in Equipment.The Regiment bid farewell to the Vijayanta tanks in June 1984 and was converted to T-72 tanks.

Formations Served. The Regiment has had the privilege of serving with distinction in all the three Armoured Divisions and a large number of other Armoured and Infantry Formations.

The Regiment celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1992 at Hisar and was the proud recipient of the President's Standard on 21 February 2014 at Bikaner in recognition of its dedicated service for over four decades. A formation of roaring tanks took part in the parade commanded by Colonel B Ravi, the 21st Commandant, on the occasion as Army Chief General Bikram Singh bestowed the rare and prestigious honour upon the regiment for its meritorious service since its inception.

References

  1. Nath, Ashok (2009). Izzat: historical records and iconography of Indian cavalry regiments, 1750-2007. Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, United Service Institution of India. pp. 644–646. ISBN 978-81-902097-7-9. http://books.google.com/books?id=sGQeQwAACAAJ. 

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