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50th Armoured Regiment
Active 1987 – present
Country India India
Allegiance India
Branch Indian Army
Type Armour
Size Regiment
Motto(s) Digvijay (Conqueror of the Universe)

50th Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment which is part of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army.[1] The regiment was raised on 7 September 1987 by Lt Col A.K. Bhatia at Ahmednagar with the designation of ad hoc Mainttenance Group 'A' which was changed in July 1989 to 50th Armoured Regiment .[1] The regiment was one of the few armoured regiments to be raised with T-72 tanks. The first Colonel of the Regimentwas Lt Gen A.S. Sandhu.[1] It was involved in internal security duties during Operation Rakshak[1]

Cap badge[edit | edit source]

The regiment cap badge consisting of crossed lances with pennons, topped by a "mailed fist" or gauntlet facing right, and, the numeral "50" enclosed in a horseshoe and inscribed on the crossing of the lances. The horseshoe rests on a tank track with wheels. A scroll at the base has the regimental motto inscribed in Devanagari script on it.[1]

The shoulder title consists of the numeral "50" in brass.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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. 606–607. ISBN 978-81-902097-7-9. http://books.google.com/books?id=sGQeQwAACAAJ. 

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