From Lakhipur to Army Base: The story of a soldier in Assam

From Lakhipur to Army Base: The story of a soldier in Assam

From Lakhipur to Army Base: The story of a soldier in Assam From Lakhipur to Army Base: The story of a soldier in Assam

Born in an economically unsound family, it was never easy to chase his dream to serve the nation wearing the camouflage uniform. Biplab, who hails from insurgency prone district of Goalpara in Assam, never gave up throughout his journey from Lakhipur to Ahmednagar, where he is currently undergoing Indian Army training.

Biplab had developed his passion to be a soldier at the tender age of 12 when he used to see the troop of the Indian Army marching around his native place.

The destiny changed, when Subedar Punya Bahadur Thapa of Lakhipur Company Operating Base identified the passion to become a soldier in Biplab. He narrated the matter before the Company Commander. That was the moment when Biplab’s journey got to kick start.

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“Despite having severe financial issues, he never gave up to chase his dream to become a soldier. Now, he is undergoing training at Ahmedabad,” one of his family members said.

Biplab became fit soon to become a soldier both physically and mentally. He was trained at the Lakhipur Company Operating Base in Assam. Every morning, he had to undergo rigorous training and in the afternoon preparatory class.

“Regular interaction with the officers kept him focused and motivated throughout the journey,” an Army officer said.

Finally, on a cold morning in the month of November, after a prolonged training, Biplab crossed the first line towards his dream. He cleared the track and physical tests that day. Next day, he reported to the COB and thereafter he started preparing for the written test which he cleared successfully.

Biplab's parents expressed their gratitude towards the Indian Army in helping their son achieve his dream. “We are happy that our son is a soldier now. We are proud of him,” his mother said.

Armoured Corps Centre at Ahmednagar

Formed in 1947, the Indian Army Armoured Corps has its school and centre at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, where the soldiers undergo training. It currently consists of 67 armoured regiments, including the president's bodyguards.

The naming of the regiments varies including ‘Cavalry’, ‘Horse’, and ‘Lancers’, which have been dispensed within the case of units raised post-independence.

Thousands of youths undergo training here every year and serve the nation.

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