Defence

Regiment of Artillery celebrates 193rd Gunners Day

The Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army will celebrate the 193rd Gunners Day on Monday (September 28), which is observed to mark the raising of Five (Bombay) Mountain Battery equipped with 2.5 inch guns on this day in 1827.

Today the Artillery consists of an inventory that ranges from ballistic missiles, multi barrel rocket launchers, high mobility guns, mortars precision guided munitions for destruction of enemy targets to radars, unmanned aerial vehicles and electro optic devices for locating and carryout Post Strike Damage Assessment (PSDA). The Artillery has been a battle winning factor and as per the tenets of the new generation of warfare, its role and significance is bound to increase manifold in future.

A press statement from the Army said, “The regiment boasts of one Victoria Cross, one Distinguished Service Order, 15 Military Crosses during the pre-Independence era and one Ashok Chakra, seven Maha Vir Chakras, nine Kirti Chakras

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