The 3r{+d}Battalion Madras Regiment organised a function at the Secunderabad Cantonment to honour veteran soldiers and families of those who sacrificed their lives in service of the nation.

A cycle rally was taken out around the Hussainsagar lake. A large number of veterans and family members of martyrs from across the State were present.

The Madras Regiment that is fondly known as ‘Thagdas’ is one of the most illustrious battalions of the Indian Army. Raised in 1962, it is celebrating 50 glorious years of valour and sacrifice. It is the first battalion to serve twice on the Siachen Glacier, with personnel manning posts at altitudes higher than 20,000 feet.