62 Cavalry (India)

A commemorative postage stamp on the 62nd Cavalry, an Armoured Regiment of the Indian Army :

First Indian Armoured Regiment : Tank on DesertIssued by India

Issued on Apr 1, 2006

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • 62 Cavalry has the dual honour of being the first Armoured Regiment to be raised in independent India, as also the first raised on Tanks. Raising orders were issued on 1st July 1956, and the Regiment was declared fit for war on 31st March 1957.
  • It was in the 1965 Indo-Pak war that the Regiment displayed its excellence in battle. It played a pivotal role in the capture of Phillora. Hurtling into combat, the aging Sherman tanks of the Regiment were pitted against the cream of Pakistani Armour Patton Tanks at Pagowal. In the intense and vicious tank battle that ensued, 62 Cavalry destroyed six Patton tanks and one Chaffee Tanks, thus securing the object, as well as the withdrawal of the pride of the enemy armour.

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