Jaipur,The Chetak Corps celebrated its 35th Raising day at Bathinda Military Station today . This day commemorates the inauguration of the military station by the then Chief of the Army Staff, Gen OP Malhotra in 1980. Since its raising, the Chetak Corps has gone through a series of transformations to reach its present state as a professional and operationally effective formation.
The armyformations/units in Ganganagar,Bikaner,Alwar and Kota falls under Chetak Corps.
In recent past, a high level joint Indo-Russia military exercise, Ex INDRA, was conducted in Oct 2013 at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in which troops of Chetak Corps took part. The exercise was designed to improve bilateral cooperation between the two armies and enhance their ability to execute joint tactical level operations in an international peacekeeping/ enforcement environment, under the aegis of the United Nations.
The exercise involved mechanised troops of both the countries engaging in a number of a multi spectrum combined operations, focusing on a United Nations peacekeeping/ enforcement operational scenario, while executing maneuvers and conducting live firing exercises. The Special Forces of Indian Army were also employed for the Joint exercise.
As a part of the Raising Day celebrations, Lt Gen PM Hariz, General Officer Commanding Chetak Corps laid a wreath at the imposing war memorial “YODHA YAADGAR” in honour of the soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice for our motherland. This solemn event including the Special Guard of Honour was witnessed by all ranks & families of the station.
On the auspicious occasion of the Raising Day, a central function was organised during which the Special Order of the day was read out and all achievers in the fields of operations, administration and sports were felicitated by the General Officer Commanding.