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Air Defence regiment celebrates it’s 49th Samba Day

The Air Defence Regiment proudly celebrated its ‘49th Samba Day’ on 07 December 2020. The ominous clouds of war in 1971, led Air Defence Regiment to its hour of reckoning & tryst with destiny. 07 December 1971 is etched in golden letters in the Regiment’s history for shooting down 11 Pakistani aircraft in a fierce […]

Air Defence regiment celebrates it’s 49th Samba Day
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The Air Defence Regiment proudly celebrated its ‘49th Samba Day’ on 07 December 2020. The ominous clouds of war in 1971, led Air Defence Regiment to its hour of reckoning & tryst with destiny.

07 December 1971 is etched in golden letters in the Regiment’s history for shooting down 11 Pakistani aircraft in a fierce Air Defence battle over the skies of Samba to nullify four separate air raids.

Gunner Bhadreshwar Pathak, Vir Chakra (Posthumous) and Lance Havildar Bal Bahadur, Vir Chakra were the wreckers-in-chief as the Regiment earned the Honour Title ‘SAMBA VA/VP’ for exceptional courage, gallantry & valour.

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