APS Cover Dec 2019 – 15th Reunion of The Grenadiers Regiment
APS Cover issued on 10 Dec 2019 to commemorate the 15th Reunion cum Biennial Conference held at Regimental Centre. The First Battalion of Grenadiers Regiment was raised.on 12 Nov 1779. The Regiment has to its credit Three Param Vir Chakras, Two Ashoka Chakras, Five Victoria Crosses, 39 Military Crosses among the many other Gallantry awards during its 250-Year-old history
APS Cover Nov 2019 – Golden Jubilee 57 Mountain Division
APS Cover issued on 10 Dec 2019 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of 57 Mountain Division. It was raised on 10 Dec 1969. During the 1971 Operations Lance Naik Albert Ekka of 14 Guards was awarded Param Vir Chakra. This Unit was part of the Division.
APS Cover Nov 2019 – The Sikh Regiment Biennial Conference.
APS Cover issued on 01 Nov 2019 on The Sikh Regiment’s 38th Battalion Commanders Biennial Conference. the Regiment has to its Credit 81 Battle /Theatre Honours, 10 Victoria Cross, 02 PVC, 03 Ashok Chakra among many other awards. The Cover shows the Sikh Regiment Contingent marching during Republic Day Parade at Rajpath New Delhi.
Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) located at Khadakwasla near Pune is one of the first Joint Services Institution in the World to impart combined training to officer cadets of all the three services. Its foundation stone was laid on 06 Oct 1949. Among the Alumni of NDA are Three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 11 Chiefs of Army Staff, 10 Chiefs of Naval Staff and 4 Chiefs of Air Force Staff. The Three Present Chiefs of Staff of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce are all from the same course NDA and this the second time that all three Chiefs are from NDA. On 30 Nov 2019, the 137th Course Passed out. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who won a Shooting Silver Medal at 2004 Olympic Games is an NDA alumni.
A Three Rupee Stamp was issued on 19 Feb 1999 to commemorate 50 Years of NDA. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. The stamp and FDC feature the main building of NDA known as Sudan Block in memory of Martyrs in Sudan during the East African Campaign.
APS Cover issued on 26 Jul 2019 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas under the aegis of 8 Mountain Division. The Cover Features the Four Param Vir Chakra awardees in the Kargil OP VIJAY.
APS Cover Dec 2018 – Bicentenary of Nasirabad Cantonment
APS Cover issued on 27 Dec 2018 to mark Bicentenary of Nasirabad Cantonment. Sir David Ochterlony founded the present Military Garrison of Nasirabad in 1818. It was named Nasirabad after Sir David was conferred with the title of “Nasir-ud-Daula”. The Rajputana Rifles, Grenadiers and The Poona Horse were first to come and occupy the Cantonment. CQMH Abdul Hamid Param Vir Chakra went to 1965 War from Nasirabad.
National Defence Academy – 64th Anniversary – 16 Jan 2019.
The National Defence Academy of India is a unique Military Academy and it is the First Tri-Service Academy in the World. At this Joint Services Academy of the Indian Armed Forces cadets of the three Services the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before their pre-commissioning training at respective Academies.
The Alumni include three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 30 Service Chiefs till date.
NDA was formally inaugurated on 16 Jan 1955 and it celebrates its 64th Anniversary.