Srinagar, Sep 29: Noting that Artillery is a major battle winning arm of the Indian Army, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lt General DP Pandey on Wednesday said that its importance continues in the modern day warfare.
A Defence Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said that Lt Gen Pandey made these remarks on the occasion of 195th Gunners Day that was celebrated on Tuesday.
Speaking to the Gunners in a small solemn ceremony, he appreciated the role of Artillery in operations. He made a mention that the Artillery has been a major battle winning arm and its importance continues in modern day warfare.
“The Regiment of Artillery celebrates Gunners Day on September 28 every year. The occasion marks the historical event of rising of the Five (Bombay) Mountain Battery on the same day in 1827, which presently forms part of 57 Field Regiment,” the spokesperson said.
He said Artillery has grown in strength and capability with each passing year. “The Regiment is proud of a glorious past replete with rich traditions and gallant achievements. Regiment of Artillery has been part of all the wars that India has fought since independence and the Gunners have proved their mettle by their professional acumen and dedication. It has acquitted itself as a major battle winning factor in every occasion, whenever, the integrity of the nation has been threatened,” he said.
On this occasion, he said the Gunners pledge to achieve further higher standards of excellence, continue to contribute towards peace and stability in the region and rededicate themselves to uphold the ethos and spirit enshrined in the motto of Regt of Arty, ‘Sarvatra Izzat-O-Iqbal’ – ‘Everywhere with honour and glory’.