ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Sunday met the officers, Junior Commission Officers (JCOs) and personnel of 7 and 18 Madras Regiment and their families at Wellington in Tamil Nadu and felicitated them.
The Governor was commissioned in the 18th Madras Regiment (Mysore Battalion) on December 17, 1961 and later as a Lieutenant Colonel, commanded 7th Battalion of the Madras Regiment.
In the meeting, the Governor highlighted the importance of the role and duty of the serving regimental personnel and appreciated their zeal and enthusiasm on the line of their duty, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed.
While sharing his fond memories of the Madras Regiment Battalions deployed in Arunachal Pradesh, Dr Mishra said that in true traditions of the Indian Army, the troops of the regiment have strengthened the bonhomie amongst the local people and the security forces in their unit location.
He appreciated the troops for instilling confidence and affinity amongst the local populations and also building a solid bond among the armed forces and the civil society.
The Governor complimented the officers and the men of Madras Regiment for their operational efficiency and excellent environmental work in their battalion areas. He also felicitated the battalions for its successful tenure in the frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh.
He commended the 20th battalion of the regiment commanded by Col Vikram Nalawade, now deployed in Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh. He also commended the battalion for its vigil and alertness in maintaining the security of the border area despite the difficult terrain and exacting weather conditions.
The Governor advised the officers and JCOs to take special care of the children of the Veer Naris of the martyrs.
“It must be the prime duty of the Regiment to ensure their wellbeing,” the governor said and wished the battalions grand success in their future endeavours.
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