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Madras Engineers Group and Centre in Bengaluru celebrated its formation day


  • It came into existence on September 30, 1780 under the British Indian army. 
  • Originally known as the Madras Sappers, they were part of the Madras Presidency Army of the British Raj. 
  • They hold the distinction of being the oldest Corps of Engineers. 
  • The Madras Sappers are fondly addressed as Thambis. 
  • They have drawn attention during the annual Republic Day parade.