The indigenous Arjun tank was formally inducted into one of India’s elite armoured regiments on 12th March 2011 by Lieutenant General A K Singh, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Army Commander, Southern Command. Reviewing an impressive parade witnessed by many senior officers of the Desert Corps and serving soldiers and veterans of 75 Armoured Regiment, General A K Singh, lauded the professionalism of our valiant soldiers. He voiced the collective pride of Indians on such a modern and sophisticated main Battle tank being produced indigenously.
The ceremony also marked the passage of T 55 tanks from the inventory after forty years of reliable service. Many of the veterans present were moved by the departure of their trusted tank.75 Armoured Regiment has a unique history. It was raised in captured Pakistani territory in March 1972. After successfully fighting the 1971 war, three independent armoured squadrons were merged to create the Regiment. For the gallant actions fought by its squadrons, the Regiment was conferred the Theatre Honour ‘SINDH’.