Monday, 9 April 2012


UDHAMPUR: 47 Air Defence Regiment celebrated its Golden Jubilee with pomp and show on completion of fifty glorious years of its service to the nation. Raised on 1st April, 1962 at Namkum, Ranchi, the Unit has been
serving the nation in times of peace and war in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. The Unit has proved its mettle in every major  battle the country has fought since its raising. 
The unit has also contributed tremendously in maintaining internal security of the country and provided relief during various natural calamities and other disturbances in internal peace. A large number of Ex officers, JCOs and Jawans both serving and retired along with their families participated in the celebrations of one of the finest units of the Indian Army.

The occasion was marked by conduct of a blood donation camp on the 17th & 18th March 2012 at the Unit premises. The Addl Director General  of Army Air Defence, Maj Gen H Gopalan congratulated the Unit on the
auspicious occasion. He presented the DG AAD Trophy to the Commanding Officer, Col Aman Puri and also released the First Day Cover of the Unit on 07 April 2012. Various other programmes of the celebrations include ‘Havan’ at Unit Sarv Dharm Sthal, CO’s Sainik Sammellan, Barakhana, JCO’s Mess and Officers’ Mess functions and Pagal Gymkhana. A solemn wreath laying ceremony to pay homage to the valiant martyrs
of the unit culminated the events.

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