Army raises a new mechanised infantry unit after 23 years

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 23 July 2017

The battalion will soon be joining the ranks of the already deployed battalions devoted to the defence of the nation. 

Pune: A new chapter has been added after 23 years in the history of Mechanised Infantry with the raising of the 27th Battalion at Bhusaval, Maharashtra, on July 17. 

The battalion has been raised under the able leadership of Colonel Ajay Singh Rathore and equipped with the formidable anti-tank platform, the BMP-II. The missile fired from this platform is known to have one of the highest single shot kill probability. The battalion will soon be joining the ranks of the already deployed battalions devoted to the defence of the nation. 

This momentous occasion was graced by Lieutenant General P Mohammed Hariz, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Pune-headquartered Southern Command and Colonel of the Regiment Mechanised Infantry, Lieutenant General Vishwambhar Singh, General Officer Commanding, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa area, Brigadier Subramaniam, Commandant, Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre and Brig Anurag Vij, Station Commander, Aurangabad along with a number of veterans and civil dignitaries.

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