New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind conferred the prestigious President’s Colour to the Army Aviation Corps for their contribution to the Nation in Nashik on October 10. The President’s Colours is the highest honour bestowed upon a Regiment of the Armed forces in recognition of their invaluable contribution to the security of the nation during peace and hostilities.
“The Army Aviation Corps has earned 273 honours and awards for conspicuous gallantry and distinguished service. his speaks volumes about the exceptional valour and high spirit of the Corps personnel and is a model for all soldiers and officers of our armed forces,” said President on the occasion.
“They have been excellent ambassadors of our country while operating overseas in countries like Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while serving at United Nations peacekeeping Missions,” President added.
Dedicating an event to the armed forces of our country, President Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces paid homage to the martyrs of the Army Aviation Corps, stating, “Their blood and sacrifice have secured our sovereignty and brought glory to our nation.”
“The Army Aviation Corps has been true force multipliers in some of the most inhospitable terrain and adverse climatic conditions in the world. The Indian Army and the nation is proud of them,” he added. Subsequently, the President visited the School of Artillery, Deolali and interacted with the gunners.