Country: India Region: Maharashtra
Latitude: 19° 5' 57" N Longitude: 74° 44' 53" E
Area use / Military Branches: HQ Mech Inf Regt
The youngest regiment of the Indian Army and is unique blend of military heritage originating since 1776 and the latest state of the art equipment profile. After the 1965 Indo-Pak war, a need was felt to provide matching mobility to infantry units operating with armoured formations. In 1969 some of the oldest battalions from various infantry regiments were equipped with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), TOPAZ, SKOT and BTR-60. These battalions remained affiliated with their erstwhile Infantry Regiments and Regimental Centres. In 1977-78 Mechanised Infantry units were equipped with BMP-1 ICVs. To fulfill the requirement of the common battle and training philosophy of mechanised warfare, the Mechanised Infantry Regiment was raised in 1979.
Units: 1st ... 25th Btn. spread all over the country.
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