Sunday, September 28, 2014

Army's New Division ?

Found this hitherto unknown (to me) formation sign on a convoy of army trucks in Assam.

It's on black, so it's an inf/mtn div, likely the newly minted 71st Mountain Div. (it's the 56th Mtn Div : credits : Sparsh in comments)
Any inputs would be appreciated.

Disclaimer : The sign is created from memory & inaccuracies are possible. Apologies for the shoddy PS-job.


Sparsh said...


That is the formation sign of 56 Division.

71 Division's formation sign consists of a red sun with an upright yellow sword superimposed on it.

Rahul M said...

aha. thank you ! I do infact remember seeing that one but assumed for some reason it belonged to another formation.

what does it depict btw ? the white thing ?

Sparsh said...


The two white things are supposed to be local tribal knives of some sort. But I am not too sure of this.