General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, on behalf of the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Paranb Mukherjee, presented the President’s ‘Standards’ to 44 Armoured Regiment at Suratgarh Military Station on 25 Feb 2015.
Lieutenant General Arun Kumar Sahni, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Sapta Shakti Command, Lieutenant General PM Hariz, General Officer Commanding, Chetak Corps and a number of senior officers and civil dignitaries were present. The chief host of event was Major General Gurjeet Singh Chima, Additional Director General, HQ NCC (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh) and Colonel of 44 Armoured Regiment.
This honour has been bestowed upon 44 Armoured Regiment in due recognition of the dedicated and meritorious service rendered by the regiment since raising on 15 December 1981. 44 Armoured Regiment has participated in a large number of operations undertaken by the Army since its raising. The regiment has been duly recognised with the award of two Vishisht Seva Medals, one Uttam Jeevan Rakshak Padak, 21 Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Cards, six Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards, 19 General Officer Commanding in Chief Commendation Cards and one United Nations Force Commander Commendation.
The Parade was commanded by Colonel Arjun Uppal, Commandant 44 Armoured Regiment. To commemorate this historic event, the Chief of the Army Staff also released a “Special Day Cover”.