The Regiment of Artillery is an operational arm (a regiment/corps) of the Indian Army. Today it is the second largest arm of the Indian Army, and with its guns, mortars, rocket launchers, unarmed aerial vehicles, surveillance systems and missiles, artillery fire-power, constitutes almost one-sixth of its total strength.
Our Basic aim is to inculcate the spirit of adventure and educate the youth of India to join the Indian Army and the Defence Forces of India so that they serve the nation in peace as well in the time of war. Continue reading
Standing erect with no expression,
Eyes revealing only one expression of dedication for nation,
A body hard as steel,but heart soft as baby cheeks
The synchronised, crisp movements of parades, Continue reading
Major Somnath Sharma, son of Major General Amarnath Sharma, was born on 31 January 1923, in Himachal Pradesh. He was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on 22 February 1942. During the Second World War, he had fought in the Arakan Operations.
On 22 October 1947, Pakistan launched the tribal invasion of Jammu & Kashmir. Continue reading
The second major military exercise between Indian Army and French Army, EXERCISE SHAKTI-13 has moved into the ‘Tactical Phase’ after a week-long ‘Orientation Phase’. In the past week, the troops of the Indian Army Contingent belonging to 5th Battalion, The Kumaon Regiment underwent various modules acclimatizing themselves to the terrain, equipment and procedures followed by the French Army.
By the first week of May 99, it had become clear to the Indian Army that Pakistani intruders were occupying a number of important Indian heights in the Dras, Kargil and Batalik Sectors. In the Dras sector, well entrenched enemy soldiers were directing precise artillery fire onto the Srinagar-Leh highway from Tololing. Due to the domination of the feature, it was vital to capture this Complex at the earliest, both to prevent interdiction of the highway and also to act as a launch pad for further operations. On 20 May, 18 GRENADIERS was tasked to recapture Tololing.
The Passing Out Parade (POP) of the Officers Training Academy, Chennai was held on 14 Sep 13 . The SSC 96 and SSC(W) 10 Courses comprising of 350 cadets including 70 Lady Cadets and 20 Foreign Cadets from Afghanistan, passed out from the Academy in a glorious military parade.
A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) was held at Natu La between India and China on 15 Sep 13. The PLA delegation comprising 11 members was led by a Senior Colonel (equivalent to a Brigadier).
If you have ever been to a military funeral, you would remember ‘The Last Post’ which was played. This note of mine may bring out a new meaning of it and it is surely something which everybody should know. Some of us may have heard the song, ‘The Last Post’. It’s a song that gives me a lump in the throat and usually tears in my eyes.
We will pray for peace
We will remember their sacrifices
We will cry for their loss
To honor our fallen
We will hold their memory gently
In the palms of our hands