The 10th battalion of the Parachute Regiment (special forces) celebrated 50th Raising Day today. The unit famously known as scorpions is among the most battle hardened units of the Indian Army.
To commemorate the occasion, a large number of serving and retired officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks gathered at the Jodhpur military station.
The unit paid homage to its fallen brethren who have made supreme sacrifice for the Army and the nation, a defence spokesperson said.
Commanding officer of the unit, Colonel Virendra Singh Salaria, in a special sainik sammelan complimented all ranks of the battalion and veterans for their commitment, selfless service and encouraged them to maintain the highest standard.
The scorpions look back with pride and humility on accomplishments with confidence in their ability to meet future challenges, Salaria said in his address.