Most Badass Regiments Of Indian Army
Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. Indian army is considered one of the bravest armies of the world. Indian Army is the third biggest military contingent in the World next to USA and China. A great example of selfless service and brotherhood, and above all , love for the country is what the Indian Army is all about. The Indian Army consists of various regiments which guard our country and who are ready to sacrifice their lives at one call from the motherland. In this article we bring to you a list of most badass regiments that can be considered the best.
(1.) Gorkha Regiments :
- The Gorkha regiment was formerly a part of British Indian Army, but ever since Independence it became an indispensable part of the Indian Army.
- The Gorkha Regiment is known for its courage in the battlefield which is discernible by the gallantry awards won by the Gorkha soldiers and the battle honour awards awarded to the Gorkha battalions.
- Currently there are 7 Gorkha Regiments in the Indian Army out of which six were transferred from the British Indian Army and one was raised post-independence.
- The 7 Gorkha Regiments of the Indian Army are- 1 Gorkha Rifles, 3 Gorkha Rifles, 4 Gorkha Rifles, 5 Gorkha Rifles, 8 Gorkha Rifles, 9 Gorkha Rifles and 11 Gorkha Rifles. 11 Gorkha Rifles was raised post-independence.
- Out these 7 Gorkha Regiments, 11 Gorkha Rifles have been part of almost all the operations undertaken by the Indian army after independence.
- Their war cry is ” Ayo Gorkhali”, which means ‘The Gorkhas are here’.
(2.) Punjab Regiment :
- Punjab Regiment is the oldest regiment which is still serving the Indian Army. There are numerous battalions of the Punjab regiment thats is serving the country.
- Punjab regiment is not only the oldest regiment of the Indian army but is also the most acclaimed regiment as well.
- Punjab regiment has taken part in various wars and have won various awards as well.
- Their war cry is ” Jo Bole So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akaal” and ” Bol Jawala Maa ki Jai”.
(3.) Rajputana Rifles :
- Formed in 1775, Rajputana Rifles is the most senior regiment in the Indian Army.
- The regiment has contributed to the Custodian Force (India) in Korea under the aegis of the United Nations in 1953-54 and to the UN Mission to the Congo in 1962.
- The Rajputana Rifles is the most senior rifle regiment of the Indian Army.
- As a rifle regiment it uses a bugle horn as its insignia – the same as the British Light Division, but unlike its British counterparts, marches in the same march pace used in the Indian Army as a whole.
- The Rajputana Rifles comprises of various battalions with glorious pasts.
- Their war cry is ” Raja Ram Chandra Ki Jai “
(4.) Grenadiers Regiment :
- The Grenadiers Regiment of the Indian Army have a long history of valiance and sacrifice. The Grenadiers have been serving the country much before independence during world war-I and world war-II.
- The Grenadiers have won many gallantry awards and battle honours not only after independence, but before independence as well.
- Presently the Grenadiers have the unique honour of having 3 Param Vir Chakras, the highest medal for gallantry in the Indian Army.
- The Grenadiers Regiment comprises of Jats, Rajputs, Dogras, Gujjars, Meenas, Kutchies and other Indian Castes showing the true picture of unity in diversity.
- Their war cry is “SARVADA SHAKTISHALI”
(5.) Jat Regiment :
- The Jat regiment is one of the longest serving infantry regiments of the Indian Army. Jats, who are primarily known for their skill with weapons and in combat, have won 19 battle honours between 1839 to 1947.
- Jat regiment has participated in various operations undertaken by the Indian Army during its 200 years of existence and have won various battle honours pre and post independence.
- Jat regiment is also known as one of the most decorative regiment of the Indian Army and have won 5 battle honours, two Victoria Crosses, Two Ashok Chakras and numerous other medals and honours post independence.
- Their battle cry is ” Jat Balwan, Jai Bhagwan”
(6.) Sikh Regiment :
- Sikh Regiment is known as one of the bravest regiments of Indian Army.
- The 19 battalions strong, Sikh regiment is one of the highest decorated regiments of the Indian Army.
- Tracing its roots from the British Indian Army, the Sikh regiment was once one of the highest decorated regiments of the British Empire.
- During Operation Vijay 1999, the Indo-Pak Kargil War, the Sikh regiment displayed sterling performance marked with exceptional valour .
- The regiment holds the privilege of receiving 1652 gallantry awards and honours by the members of the regiment, which include 2 Param Vir Chakras, 14 Maha Vir Chakras 68 Ashok Chakras and many more.
- Their war cry is “Jo Bole So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akaal”.
(7.) Naga Regiment :
- Formed in 1970, the Naga Regiment is the youngest regiment in the Indian Army.
- The Naga regiment has a strength of 3 battalions and 1 Territorial Army (Home & Hearth) battalion.
- The Naga Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
(8.) Brigade of the Guards :
- Formed in 1949, the Brigade of the Guards is the first ‘All India’ mixed ‘All Class’ Composition Infantry Regiment of the Army where troops from all parts of India serve together in various battalions of the Regiment.
- It was the first “all India”, “all class” infantry regiment of the Army where troops from all parts of India serve together, as opposed to other regiments that recruit from specific regions, ethnic groups or religions.
- It is the only regiment of foot guards in the Indian Army.
- The President of India is the Honorary Colonel-in-Chief and the Chief of Army Staff is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Guards.
- The Guards Regimental Centre is at Kamptee in Maharashtra.