The Regiment of Artillery (RA) completed 188 years and celebrated the 189th Gunners’ Day on Sept 28, 2016. Now the second-largest Arm of the Army, after the Infantry, RA was raised on that day with the first Indian Artillery Unit, 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery. The Regiment has been an integral part of all major operations in India including 1947-48, 1962, 1965, 1971 and the 1999 Kargil wars.