The year 2012 has been eventful for the Regiment and all our units have excelled in all fields.I wish to congratulate all the officers who have been approved for next rank in the last six months and have done well on important courses. It reflects the hard work and dedication of the officers and should serve as inspiration to the young officers of the Regiment and motivate them to strive for higher standards in life. On behalf of the RAJPUT fraternity, I wish them all the very best and many more such successes in life.44 RR (RAJPUT) was awarded the coveted ‘Chief of the Army Staff Citation’. Our units in the North East and J&K continue to be successful in conducting counter terrorism operations and have maintained high standards of operational readiness. The units in peace locations too, have excelled in all professional and sports competitions. Their achievements are evident from the list of gallantry awards, promotions and course results. I would also like to congratulate TWO TWO for winning the Comd Sailing Regatta consecutively for the third time in a row and making the Regiment proud. During the trg seminar at RRC in Apr 2012, various issues related to trg were discussed with the Commanding Officers. I am happy that maximum Commanding Officers were able to attend the seminar and contribute very positively.Our youngest bn has completed its raising and has settled down in its new location. I am sanguine that the unit will create a niche for itself not only in the Regt but also in the Indian Army as well. My best wishes to their all ranks and families.We are all thankful to Brig SK Bhanot, YSM for his immense contribution as the Centre Comdt. Brig PK Singh, YSM, SM, VSM is now at the helm of affairs at the Centre. I am confident that the Centre will scale further heights under his able leadership.In keeping with our rich traditions of camaraderie, the panel of officers have unanimously decided that Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, AVSM, VSM should be our next ‘Colonel’ and I congratulate him for the same.I hereby handover the Colonel’s baton to Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, AVSM, VSM and wish him the best in his endeavour to take the Regiment fwd to achieve even greater glories. My best wishes to the RAJPUT fraternity and I am sanguine that we will continue our march towards higher pinnacles of success. God bless.
General VK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADCChief of the Army Staff and Colonel of the RAJPUT Regiment