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31 Armoured Division / White Tiger Division

The white tiger is a mutated variant of the Bengal tiger.The White Tiger is the most famous of all animal mutations, which does occur occasionally in the wild without human intervention. White tigers are very rare and exotic species of tigers, which is very different from other orange and muded color tigers in terms of having ice-blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white fur with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers do not comprise a particular species and they are mutant forms of the existing orange tiger variants. Due to this the White Tiger is extremely rare in the wild.

HQ 94 Armoured Brigade, under the supervision of HQ 31 Armoured Division, conducted training for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) at Babina Field Firing Range in mid-2008. The training was undertaken by 41 Singapore Armoured Regiment and 4 Singapore Armoured Brigade (SAB) in three frames. The SAF training concluded with a bilateral exercise Bold Kurukshetra-2008. The exercise was witnessed by Lt Gen Pradeep Khanna, GOC, 21 Corps, Maj Gen Depender Singh, GOC, 31 Armoured Division, Maj Gen Neo Kian Hong, Chief of Singapore Army, Brig Gen Philip Lim, Chief Armoured Officer and Col Tan Kian Hong, Commander, 4 SAB. Maj Gen Neo Kian Hong appreciated the conduct of the SAF training.

The 15th Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry Regiment of the White Tiger Division undertook a challenging expedition to Khatling Glacier in the Garhwal Himalayas under the aegis of Army Adventure Wing. The expedition team comprised of two officers, two JCOs and nine ORs, led by the Commanding Officer, Col Khalid Zaki. The expedition traversed 150 kms from Uttarkashi to Kedarnath in 11 days, going over the 18,000 ft-high Mayali Pass. Apart from promoting the spirit of adventure, the expedition also acquainted the team with the unique topography and ecology of the region and helped create awareness of environmental conservation.

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