2New Delhi. 07 March, 2016. General Dalbir  Singh, Chief  of  the Army  Staff, on  behalf  of  the PRESIDENT OF INDIA and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the ‘Standard’ to 18 CAVALRY.
It was a unique and proud moment for the Chief as he is also the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment and his father   Risaldar   Major   Ramphal   Singh   (Retired)   had   served   with distinction   during   both   the   Indo-Pak   War   of   1965   &   1971.  To commemorate   this   historic   event,   the   Chief   of   the   Army   Staff   also released a “Special Day Cover”.
The ceremony was also attended by Lieutenant General KJ Singh,General Officer  Commanding-in-Chief,  Western  Command, Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, EasternCommand and a number of senior officers and civil dignitaries.
This honour has been bestowed upon the 18 CAVALRY in  due recognition of the dedicated service rendered by the Regiment since its raising on 31 Jan 1842.   18 CAVALRY is a frontline Regiment of the Indian  Armoured  Corps  which   has   participated  in   a   large   number  of operations undertaken by the Army since its raising.  In the course of discharging its onerous duties, both in operations and in peace, the hard work done and sacrifices made by the valiant soldiers of this Regiment have   been   duly   recognised   by   the   29   battle   and   theatre   honours received by the Regiment, second highest in the Armoured corps. The   Parade   was   commanded   by   Colonel   Anup   Tiwary,Commandant 18 CAVALRY along with other regimental officers, Junior Commission Officers and Other Ranks.