Postal Stamp Image : LANCER IN CEREMONIAL UNIFORM 1110 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/01/1984
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1110
Stamp Information : 7TH LIGHT CAVALRY The 7th Light Cavalry was formed in 1784 from selected drafts of three regiments of local cavalry which had been taken over by the East India Company that year at Arcot near Madras. The regiment during the period upto Independence has served with distinction both in India and Overseas. The regiment saw active service in World War I in Persia, Russia, Transcapia and Afghanistan. During World War II, the Regiment fought in the siege of Imphal and later forged its way down Burma being the first to reach Rangoon. To honour its gallant actions the Regiment was selected by Lord Louis Mountbatten, SEAC, as the only cavalry regiment to represent the Occupation Forces in Japan from the entire Commonwealth cavalry regiments. Post Independence, the 7th Light Cavalry has participated in all battles fought in the country. These achievements, in broad outline, are given below: Jammu and Kashmir Operations: During 1947-49,the Regiment was employed in the Valley to drive away the Pakistani raiders. Thereafter, the Regiment fought the battles of Uri, Naushera, Poonch and Jhangarto finally crown its achievements by creating world history by taking tanks to the impossible heights of 11,000 feet at Zoji La which enabled the securing of the Ladakh province. Goa Operations 1961: In 1961, the 7th Light cavalry led the advance of the Army on two of three axes into Goa to finally liberate the State. 1962 Operations. During the NEFA operations, the Regiment acquitted itself creditably at Bomdi La and Diriong Dzong and assisted in the withdrawl of 4 Infantry Division. Indo-Pak Wars 65 and 71. During the 1965 operations the Regiments fought gallantly in the areas of Burki, Chattanwala and Khem Karan. Subsequently in 1971 the 7th Light Cavalry led the advance in the Sakhargarh-Zafarwal road. The No. 1 Independent Armoured Squadron (7th Cavalry) operated in Bangladesh. The Regiment emerged as the most decorated unit of the Army after this war. In recognition of meritorious service in various parts of the World the Regiment has the proud privilege of being conferred with 21 Battle honours. In addition, to date, 239 awards have been conferred on the Regiment making it one of the most highly decorated units of the Indian Army. (Text courtesy: Commandant, 7th Light Cavalry). The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the Bi-Centenary of this regiment.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The stamp, designed by India Security Press, portrays an old Lancer of 7th Cavalry in ceremonial dress. The first day cover depicts the late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru inspecting the Guard of Honour of 7th Light Cavalry, soon after the battle of Srinagar during Indo-Pak conflict in November-December, 1948. (Photograph by courtesy: Commandant, 7th Light Cavalry). The cancellation has been designed by Alka Sharma, shows the crest of the 7th Light Cavalry.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.2
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.75 X 1.9 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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