Jaipur, Mar 6 : A cycling expedition of 2 JAT (MOOLTAN) was flagged off from Niwaru Military Station here. The event is being organized to commemorate the Bicentenary of the battalion which is also known as the ‘MOOLTAN’ Battalion, for its bravery during the capture of Fort of Mooltan in 1848. The unit having been raised in 1817 is the oldest infantry battalion of the JAT Regiment.
The cycling expedition team would travel through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and will cover Kotputli, Rewari Mathura, Bharatpur and Dausa before finally terminating at Jaipur. The areas being covered by the expedition have been the traditional recruiting ground of the Jat Regiment.
The cycling expedition is an attempt to reach out to the veterans and share the sacred history of the battalion . The expedition would also utilise this opportunity to update and inform the veterans about various latest policies of the Army. The event would enable the Army to strengthen its fraternal bonding with its veterans.
The expedition was flagged off by Colonel Prabhat Kumar Mishra in the presence of senior serving officers and veterans of the unit.