72 Field Regiment (India)

72 Field Regiment is part of the Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army.

Artillery regiment of the Indian Army
72 Field Regiment
Active 1967 – present
Country India
Allegiance India
Branch Indian Army
Type Artillery
Size Regiment
Motto(s) SARVATRA, IZZAT-O-IQBAL “Everywhere with Honour and Glory”.
Colors “Red & Navy Blue”
Abbreviation 72 Fd Regt
Military unit

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72 Field Regiment was raised on 01 July 1967 at Belgaum under the command of Lieutenant Colonel NR Pawar.[1]

The unit is a ‘Single Class’ regiment composed of Ahir gunners, with the bulk of the tropps from Haryana and Rajasthan.[1]

The regiment has taken part in the following operations –[1]

  • Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: It participated in Operation Cactus Lily and was deployed in ‘Foxtrot’ sector, where it engaged numerous targets in enemy territory effectively. The regiment lost Havildar Prabhu Dayal during the operations.
  • Operation Trident : The regiment was mobilised and took part in the operation between 31 January 1987 and 18 March 1987.
  • Operation Meghdoot : In 1988, the gunners of the 722 Medium Battery of the regiment were posted in Observation Posts and with guns. It engaged the ‘Heavy Machine Gun Ridge’ with accurate artillery fire.
  • Operation Vijay : On 28 June 1999, the regiment was mobilised and deployed in the ‘J’ sector. It reached back to its base location on 31 December 1999.
  • Operation Parakram : The regiment was deployed on 19 December 2001 to 27 December 2002. It also took part in Project Sahyog.
  • Operation Rhino : The unit was deployed in North Chachar Hills in Assam and took part in counter insurgency operations between 2006 and 2009.[2][3][4][5][6]
  • Operation Hifazat : 721 Field Battery of the regiment was deployed in Manipur’s Bekra sector for counter insurgency operations between 2008 and 2009.[7]
  • Operation Rakshak : The regiment during its tenure in Drass took part in anti-terrorist operations.

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