|50th Armoured Regiment|
|Active||1987 – present|
|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. 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 . 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. It was involved in internal security duties during Operation Rakshak
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.
The shoulder title consists of the numeral "50" in brass.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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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