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Indian Army ending legacy practices: Indian Army ended these old traditions, PM Modi had ordered

Pankaj Prasad
Indian Army ending legacy practices
Indian Army ending legacy practices

The Indian Army has decided to end many of its old traditions.

The Indian Army has decided to end many of its old traditions. There are many such practices in this, which have been going on since the British era. For example, the use of horse-drawn carriages in public functions of the army, the pulling out ceremony on the retirement of an army officer, and the use of pipe bands during dinner. Now all this is over. In this regard, the Indian Army has issued orders to its units. 

The use of wagons in formations will be discontinued and the horses used for these works will now be made available for training. Also in the pulling out ceremony the vehicle of the commanding officer or a senior officer is pulled by the officers and soldiers in the unit upon their posting or retirement. This too has been abolished. They will now be made available for training. Also in the pulling out ceremony the vehicle of the commanding officer or a senior officer is pulled by the officers and soldiers in the unit upon their posting or retirement. This too has been abolished. They will now be made available for training. Also in the pulling out ceremony the vehicle of the commanding officer or a senior officer is pulled by the officers and soldiers in the unit upon their posting or retirement. This too has been abolished.

Not seen as when officers retire or are posted outside Delhi, their vehicles are not towed. Officials said that pipe bands are also included in only a few infantry units and their use during dinner is very limited as not many units have pipe bands. So their vehicles are not towed. Officials said that pipe bands are also included in only a few infantry units and their use during dinner is very limited as not many units have pipe bands. So their vehicles are not towed. Officials said that pipe bands are also included in only a few infantry units and their use during dinner is very limited as not many units have pipe bands. 

Preparing to change many more traditions, names

The army is considering changing many other old traditions and names. The Indian Army is also reviewing the colonial and pre-colonial era customs and traditions, uniforms and accessories, regulations, laws, rules, policies, unit establishment, legacy practices of institutions from the colonial past, as per government directives. Is. Changes to the English names of some units, buildings, establishments, roads, parks, entities such as Auchinleck or Kitchener House are also being reviewed. 

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