Defence News

Army 8th Light

Jalandhar, October 23 (YP Bureau)

8th Light Cavalry celebrated its 225th Raising Day and Reunion from 22 Oct 2012 to 23 Oct 2012.


A large number of serving/retired Officers, JCOs and other ranks graced the occasion including war veterans who participated in the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak War.


The Regiment has a glorious past both in the Pre and Post Independence periods and maintains a rich heritage and tradition brfitting the third oldest Armoured Regiment of the Indian Army.  

The Regiment was raised on 23th Oct 1787, as the 5th Regiment Madras Native Calvary as part of the Madras Presidency.  The Regiment was presented with the ‘GUIDON’ by the President of India, Dr Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed in 1976.

On the occasion of the 225th Raising Day & Reunion celebrations, a Special Sainik Sammelan was organized wherein the Colonel of the Regiment, addressed and also interacted with all personnel of the regiment and appreciated their efforts.  The veteran officers, JCOs and other ranks of yesteryears had an enjoyable time recalling their older days and reliving old memories. 


Their presence was indeed a great source of inspiration to the younger generation for their further endeavours.


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