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  1. punjabiboy

    punjabiboy FULL MEMBER

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    please post pictures of indian army regiments and their powers and history

    Infantry Regiments


    Gorkha Rifles
    Brigade of the Guards
    Bihar Regiment
    Parachute Regiment
    Punjab Regiment
    Madras Regiment
    Grenadiers Regiment
    Maratha Light Infantry
    Rajputana Rifles
    Rajput Regiment
    Jat Regiment
    Sikh Regiment
    Sikh Light Infantry
    Dogra Regiment
    Garhwal Rifles
    Kumaon Regiment
    Jammu & Kashmir Rifles
    Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry
    Assam Regiment
    Mahar Regiment
    Mechanised Infantry Regiment
    Naga Regiment
    Ladakh Scouts
    Assam Rifles
    Arunachal Scouts
    Rasthriya Rifles

    Units of the Regiment of Artillery

    A few of the units of artillery are listed below:
    9 Parachute Field Regiment
    11 Field Regiment
    15 Medium Regiment
    16 Field Regiment
    37 (Coorg) Anti-Tank Regiment RIA
    38 Medium Regiment
    40 Field Regiment (Asal Uttar)
    56 Field Regiment (JITRA)
    61 Medium Regiment (has served periods with 17th Mountain Division)
    63 Field Regiment
    70 Regiment (medium or field)(SAVIOURS)
    76 Field Regiment
    80 Field Regiment
    92 Medium Regiment
    99 Field Regiment (Sylhet)
    163 Medium Regiment
    168 Field Regiment
    169 Field Regiment (Longewala)
    175 Regiment (Field or Medium)
    191 Field Regiment
    193 Medium Regiment (Soltom)
    195 Field Regiment (Banwat)
    200 Medium Regiment
    216 Medium Regiment
    223 Field Regiment
    228 Medium Regiment
    253 Medium Regiment (Mighty Medium)
    255 Field Regiment
    286 Medium Regiment
    298 Field Regiment
    307 Medium Regiment
    311 Field Regiment
    315 Field Regiment[1]
    821 Light Regiment Bombers
    3342 msl regt
    110 Medium Regiment
    279 SATA Bty
    91 Field Regiment
    122 SATA Regiment
    125 SATA Regiment (Sawa Lakh) India's First Regiment to be equipped with the Heron UAVs
    161 field regiment
    861 Regiment armed with BrahMos (Block I)
    862 Regiment armed with BrahMos (Block II)
    863 Regiment armed with BrahMos (Block II)
    864 Regiment armed with BrahMos (Block III)
    170 Medium Regiment (Veer Rajput)
     
  2. CorporateAffairs

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    These associated with the states and other regions of India.
     
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    And what the heck that mean ??? :what:. Please explain
     
  4. janon

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    IA follows a regimental system for recruitment and training.

    I think he is trying to say that different regiments recruit from different regions of India.
     
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    I know that. But the regiment is never associated with particular region. Any Indian can go to any region and after filling desired qualifications can enter any regiment.

    Even Caste based regiments are not formed anymore. The existing continue but no new addition on at part.
    You can see many Sikhs in Maratha light infantry.
     
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    @punjabiboy:

    If you want such a thread to happen, you might want to start it off. You can't expect somebody else to start googling and finding pictures of each regiment for you, unless you make a start.

    Since you copied the info from wikipedia, I suggest that you click on the link to each regiment and post their info and pictures. Maybe if you start off with a few, others would follow. Otherwise, starting a thread with such a big request is not a good idea. Because you are expecting others to do what you can do yourself, but are not doing - which is to use google and wikipedia.

    It is a good idea to have a thread simply for info and pics of each regiment. I would suggest that we put up the emblem, motto and war cry of each regiment, and two or three lines of info, and two or three pics. The list of mottos and war cries for each regiment can be found here:

    List of military unit mottoes by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Sikh Regiment
    Motto ---- Nischay Kar Apni Jeet Karon (With determination, I will be triumphant).
    War Cry---- Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (Victory belong to those; Who recite the name of God with a true Heart)
    The Sikh Regiment is a 19 battalion strong, infantry regiment of the Indian Army, drawing a bulk of its recruits from the Sikh community. The first battalion of the regiment was officially raised just before the annexation of the Sikh Empire on August 1, 1846, by the British Empire. It is currently one of the highest decorated regiments in the Indian Army and was at one stage one of the highest decorated regiments in the British Empire. The Sikh Regimental Centre is located in Ramgarh Cantonment, 30 km (19 mi) from Ranchi, which is the capital of the state of Jharkhand in India. The Centre was earlier located in Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
    The modern Sikh Regiment traces its roots directly from the 11th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army. When transferred to the Indian Army like its sister regiments, the numeral prefix (in the case of the Sikh Regiment, 11) was removed and extra battalions were raised, transferred or disbanded to meet army needs. With a humble beginning of two battalions, today the fraternity has grown to a regiment of 19 regular infantry and two reserve battalions strong. Enlisted soldiers are strictly recruited from the Sikh community and trained internally by the regiment, in which they tend to spend most of their careers. While officers are trained externally from either IMA, or NDA and tend to leave the regiment subject to promotion, officers assigned to the Sikh Regiment are drawn from all regions and areas of India. The war cry of regiment, taken from Sikh scriptures is: Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal' (Victory belongs to those; Who recite the name of God with a true heart).
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    Gorkha Rifles
    Motto ---- Yatraham Vijayastatra (The Metaphor for Victory)

    War Cry--- Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali (Victory to Mahakali, The Gorkhas Are Here)

    The 11 Gorkha Rifles is a Gorkha regiment of the Indian Army that was re-raised after independence. The regiment consists of primarily the Rais and Limbus of eastern Nepal. The Rais and Limbus are supposed to be fierce tribal warriors of Nepal and are considered to be most sturdy and tough they also claim to have a relationship with the mythological warrior Kirant who fought and defeated legendary warrior Arjuna in Mahabharata. Though it is considered to be the youngest of the Gorkha Regiments it has a lineage which is as old as the history of the 7th Gurkhas and 10th Gurkhas.
    Today, the regiment has a total of six regular and one Territorial Army battalions. The regiment took part in all major military operations India has undertaken since independence including the 1947 India Pakistan War, 1948 Operation Polo, 1965 India Pakistan War, 1971 India Pakistan War, and in the Kargil War.
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    The Madras Regiment
    Motto------Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha (It is a glory to die doing one’s duty)
    War Cry----Veera Madrassi, Adi Kollu , Adi Kollu(Brave Madrassi, Hit and Kill, Hit and Kill!)

    The Madras Regiment is the oldest regiment in the Indian army formed in the 1750s. The regiment has been through many campaigns with both the British Indian Army and the Indian Army.
    After independence, the infantry battalions of the Travancore "Nair Pattalam", Cochin and Mysore State forces were amalgamated into the Madras Regiment. Post-independence saw the consolidation of the Regiment and re-affirmation of the versatility and valour of the South Indian troops when the battalions of the Regiment fought fierce battles during the 1947–48 Jammu & Kashmir Operations, the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict and the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971. The deployment of as many as seven battalions of the Regiment in Sri Lanka during Operation Pawan in 1987–89 was a testimony to the faith the Indian Army reposed in the loyalty, dedication and valour of the troops of the Madras Regiment. Two battalions (3 and 25 Madras) of the Regiment have been awarded unit citations by the COAS in recognition of their splendid service in combating insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. Further two battalions served the nation, in the world's highest battlefield in the subzero temperatures of Siachen Glacier. The Madras Regiment has taken part in various humanitarian aid operations in India. It has also taken part in various UN Peacekeeping missions.[7]
    Currently the regiment has a strength of 20 battalions. The 1st Battalion was converted to the Mechanised Infantry Regiment.
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    @punjabiboy : Appreciate the effort. I'll try to contribute, as soon as I get the time.

    (The picture under the emblem of the madras regiment is that of Mohanlal, a malayali actor. He is NOT a soldier, but is an honorary member of that regiment, like Kapil Dev (punjab regiment) and M.S Dhoni (parachute regiment). I suggest we put pics of real soldiers for now. Upto you though, since the thread is your idea.)

    Also, the motto of the gorkha rifles regiment that you have put, "yatraham, vijayastatra" translates as "Where I am, there is victory."

    And there are several Gorkha rifles regiments, not just one.
     
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    Rajput Regiment
    Motto ----Sarvatra Vijay (Victory Everywhere)
    War Cry---Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Lord Hanuman)

    The Rajput Regiment is a regiment in the Indian Army that is composed primarily of the Rajput clans from India
    Rajput battalions played an active part in revolt of Bangladesh. Starting in West Bengal, near Calcutta and going about in a clockwise direction around Bangladesh the battalions were deployed as follows.
    22 Rajput captured Akandabaria and cleared the way to capture Darsana. The Rajputs then led the brigade attack on Kushtia. The Pakistanis had built up the area around Kushtia and they let the Rajputs and the supporting tanks come forward into the area. They then opened up with heavy fire, the leading company of the Rajputs suffered heavy casualties.
    16 Rajput participated in the Battle of Hilli and then led the brigade advance to Ghoraghat and on to Rangpur. 21 Rajput (Also Known as Veer Ekkis Rajput) spearheaded the move to Saidpur and fought in the battle of Pachagarh and Khansama during which there was fierce hand to hand fighting. 4 Rajput were in the area Kurigram-Kaligunj-Jaipurhat. 6 Rajput fought in the Sylhet area and led the advance towards Fenchunganj and Kola Bils. Heavy fighting took place at Kola Bils and the battalion suffered 100 casualties, but it obtained the surrender of 22nd Baluch Regiment. The battalion was awarded 1 VrC (posthumous) and 2 SMs for the action at Kola Bils.
    18 Rajput were on the Akhaura-Ashuganj axis. Akhaura proved a tough nut to crack, fighting for it took nearly three days. After this the Rajputs rushed forward and captured the Titas bridge intact. They then attacked Ashuganj, which was cleared after a tough fight and moved on to Narsingdi and entered Dacca on the 16th December. 20 Rajput operated in the Belonia bulge and captured Chaudagram and later moved to Chittagong.
    On the western front, 20 Rajput (Jodhpur Sardar) were in their elements in the sands of Rajasthan. Covering a distance of 70 km in the first five days of the war the Rajputs reached Chachro. 15 Rajput was in the Fazilka area. It was involved in heavy fighting for the capture of Beriwala bridge and Ghazi post. It suffered heavy casualties during the attacks. Lance Naik Drigpal Singh received a posthumous MVC for his gallant actions. 14 Rajput saw action in the Khalra sector and 5 and 9 Rajputs were in the Chammb area. 9 Rajput operated in the Ratnu Chak area and carried out a number of raids, they also captured a couple of enemy posts.
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    Maratha light infantry

    Motto : "Duty, Honour, Courage"
    Battle cry : "Bol Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jai" ("Victory to King Chhatrapati Shivaji")

    The Maratha light infantry was formed as the 103rd Maharattas in 1768, making it the most senior light infantry regiment of the Army. The class composition of the regiment is primarily formed by hardy, frugal and disciplined people from the former Maratha Empire.The men are drawn from the state of Maharashtra , with some percentage from Marathi speaking areas of Karnataka including Coorg. Their regimental centre has been Belgaum, Karnataka, since 1922 , which was part of the undivided Bombay state at that time. Since Independence, battalions of the Maratha LI have taken part in every armed conflict – Jammu and Kashmir operations in 1947-1948, entry into Junagarh, Hyderabad Campaign (1948), Invasion of Goa, Daman and Diu, the Sino-Indian War, conflicts with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971 against the Chinese on the Sikkim watershed in 1956, the operations in Sri Lanka, the ongoing operations in the Siachen glacier and in counter insurgency operations.

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    Maratha Light Infantry
    Motto---- Duty, Honour, Courage
    war cry---Bol Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai! ("Cry Victory to Emperor Shivaji!")
    The Maratha Light Infantry (MLI; also the Ganpats) is an elite[1] regiment of the Indian Army. It was formed as the 103rd Maharattas in 1768, making it the most senior light infantry regiment of the Army.
    The class composition of the regiment is primarily formed by hardy, frugal and disciplined people from the former Maratha Empire.The men are drawn from the state of Maharashtra , with some percentage from Marathi speaking areas of Karnataka including Coorg.[2] Their regimental centre has been Belgaum, Karnataka, since 1922 , which was part of the undivided Bombay state at that time.[3] The battle cry of Maratha Light Infantry is, Bol Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai! ("Cry Victory to Emperor Shivaji!") in tribute to the Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle.
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    Bihar regiment

    Motto : "Karam Hi Dharam" (Work is worship.)
    War cry : "Birsa Munda Ki Jai!" (Victory to Birsa Munda!)

    The Bihar Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. It can trace its origins back to the British Indian Army. The Bihar Regiment was formed in 1941 by regularising the 11th (Territorial) Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment, and raising new battalions. About half of Bihar Regiment recruits are reported to consist of Adivasis. The word 'Adivasi' means 'original inhabitants' in Sanskrit, and therefore the term refers to the aboriginal people of India.

    On 15 December 1971 a Seaborne expedition was launched against Cox Bazar after reports of had reached Army HQ that some Pakistani troops were escaping into Burma that way. The Task force consisted of the HQ of 2 Artillery Brigade, the 1st Battalion, 3 Gorkha Rifles Regiment , 11 Bn, Bihar Regiment and troops of support services.

    Pakistan sponsored intruders crossed the L.O.C. in Kargil and entered the Indian Territory. "Operation Vijay" was launched by Indian Army to flush out intruders from the Indian Territory More than 10,000 Jawans and Officers serving in Bihar Regiment Center and other regiments were on the war front. In an exceptionally well planned operation in the Batalik Sector, the courageous soldiers of the Bihar Regiment, in a fierce fight with the Pakistan Army, captured Point 4268 and Jubar Ridge on night 06/07 July 99. 7th July 1999 is a red letter day for us when it was announced that Jawans of Bihar Regiment Center pushed back intruders from Jubar Hills and point 4268 in Kuker Thang area in Batalik sector.

    Shri Birsa Munda is a legendary figure in the history of the Indian struggle for freedom. He is well known as an early advocate and exponent of tribal rights and as an indomitable fighter against foreign rule and oppression. One of the lesser known aspects of the fight against British rule is that tribal uprisings constituted an important part of the defiance of the colonial regime. Birsa Munda rose from the lowest rank of peasants to mobilise people against the appropriation of tribal land and disintegration of their way of life, economy, and culture by the colonial system. He fought against British rule, suffered imprisonment and subsequently became a martyr. Through his struggle he became a cult figure, a part of the folklore and was even deified by the people as 'Dharti Abba' or 'Birsa Bhagwan'. The Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army invokes his name in one of their battle cries -- Birsa Munda Ki Jai (Victory to Birsa Munda).

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    BrahMos missile Regiment
    In service November 2006–present
    Launch platform-- Ship, submarine, aircraft and land-based mobile launchers.
    Indian Navy
    Model of a frigate with vertical-launched BrahMos.
    Brahmos has been inducted in eight warships of the Indian Navy.[17] The following ship classes of the navy are equipped with BrahMos:
    Godavari-class frigate - by 2007
    Brahmaputra-class frigate - by 2007
    Rajput-class destroyers - INS Rajput, INS Ranvir and INS Ranvijay were armed by 2007.[76] The rest were armed by 2009.[74][77]
    Talwar-class frigate - INS Tabar and INS Trishul were the first to be armed. Other vessels of the class were armed by 2009.[74][75]
    Delhi-class destroyer - by 2009.[74][77]
    Shivalik-class frigate - INS Shivalik was the first to be armed. Other vessels of the class were armed by 2010.[74][75]
    Kolkata-class destroyer - in future.[78]

    Indian Army

    A model of land based launcher for the Indian Army.
    The Brahmos Block I was inducted into the army on 21 June 2007.[34] The Brahmos has been inducted in two regiments of the Indian Army.[17] The army has raised one regiment (numbered 861) of the Mark I and two missile regiments of the BrahMos Mark II, numbered 862 and 863. Each of the two new regiments would have between four and six batteries of three to four Mobile Autonomous Launchers (72 missiles per regiment) that can be connected to a mobile command post.[81][55] The operational BrahMos regiments are:
    861 Regiment (BrahMos Block I, deployed in north Rajasthan area)[82]
    862 Regiment (BrahMos Block II, deployed in south Rajasthan area)[82]
    863 Regiment (BrahMos Block II, under induction for Punjab area)[citation needed]
    864 Regiment (BrahMos Block III, ordered for Arunachal Pradesh area)[
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