Secretary to the President Presents the PBG Lance to the Ambassador of Egypt

  • At Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Secretary to the President, Mr Rajesh Verma.
  • Presented ‘Ballam’- the President’s Bodyguard Lance.
  • To the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed.

BACKGROUND:

  • The Government of Egypt had requested for the lances of PBG which are commonly used in their country too.
  • The Secretary handed over 50 PBG Lances to the Ambassador on behalf of the President of India.

BALLAM:

  • 9 feet 9 inches.
  • Adorn a red and white pennon.
  • Symbolizes blood over surrender which is the ethos of PBG.
  • Riders of PBG make Ballam with their own hands.
  • It is the tradition in the Regiment.
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