The Madras Engineers Group is one of the oldest regiments in the Indian Army, and is the first of the Corps of Engineers to come into existence. Also called Madras Sappers and Miners, the Bangalore Torpedo which is used even today to clear wire fences and mines during battles was invented in this regimental centre.
The Rajputana Rifles has been in existence for almost a century and is the oldest rifle regiment in existence today in our army. Historically, the communities from where the soldiers are recruited to this regiment place great importance on military training and service. The pride is so ingrained that some current soldiers in the regiment are the fifth generation from their families to be part of the regiment.
The Jat Regiment is one of the infantry regiments in the Indian army. It has been in existence for over 200 years, and it has been a part of both WWI and WWII, along with many other national and international battles. Historically, the Jats have been known for their brilliant combat and warfare skills. Know more stories of courage and valour of the Jat Regiment in this episode of Regiment Diaries.
The Rajput Regiment was initially raised as part of the Bengal Native Infantry, then became part of the British Indian Army, before finally becoming a part of the Indian Army after independence. Soldiers from the regiment have fought in both the World Wars as well as a number of other international wars and battles. The regiment has been an important part of all the IndoPak wars since partition and has played a crucial role in controlling and minimizing insurgency in the Kashmir border areas. It was the first in the Indian Army to be associated with a navy ship, INS Rajput. Watch Regiment Diaries to discover more fascinating stories about this regiment
The Dogra Regiment is part of the infantry arm of the Indian Army. The regiment has been in existence for over a century, and the Dogras have established themselves as hardy, kind, and courageous soldiers. The regiment started with three battalions, but more battalions have been added to the regiment over the years. Being a part of the Dogra Regiment and working in the Indian Army has become a way of life for people from the Dogra hills. Watch the episode on Regiment Diaries to know their tales of bravery and kinship.
In the latest episode of RegimentDiaries, learn about the oldest light infantry regiment of the Indian Army and fourth oldest overall, MarathaLightInfantry. Soldiers from this regiment have been honoured with a host of gallantry awards and service medals. The Marathas have always been known for their dependability in war and peace.
The Punjab Regiment was raised initially in 1761 to deal with hostilities in southern India but later went on to become a permanent part of the Indian Army. Some of the battalions of this regiment were handed over to Pakistan during the Partition of 1947. The regiment has battalions trained specifically to aid in dealing with insurgency at the IndoPak border in Kashmir.
Madras Regiment was raised in 1758 and is the oldest regiment in the Indian Army. It is an infantry regiment that was initially known as Madras Levies and recruited soldiers from the south Indian states. The regiment was disbanded between 1928 and 1941, after which it was resurrected so the battalions from the regiment could join the soldiers fighting WWII. Soldiers from the regiment have fought in battles across the world.
The Brigade of the Guards is an elite mechanised infantry regiment in the Indian Army and was the brainchild of Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa. It was formed in 1949 by handpicking soldiers and battalions from other regiments and was the first mixedclass regiment in our army. It is considered a matter of great honour among soldiers to be chosen for this regiment.
The Grenadiers was raised in 1778 and is one of the oldest regiments in the Indian Army. In every country, including India, the Grenadiers are made up of the best and strongest soldiers from across regiments, chosen during training under some of the toughest combat situations. This infantry regiment has been part of both the World Wars as well as all the major wars in India, playing a crucial role in the recapture of Tiger Hill during the Kargil War of 1999.
The Mechanised Infantry Regiment is one of the youngest regiments today in the Indian Army, although the history of the battalions that make up the regiment go way back to the 1700s. The regiment was created after the need for a viable and separate mechanised regiment was felt after the 1965 IndoPak War. The regiment played a crucial role in the war against the LTTE in Sri Lanka as well as the Kargil war of 1999. The regiment has also had battalions become part of peacekeeping missions around the world.Watch fascinating stories of this regiment on Regiment Diaries.
The Garhwal Rifles is an infantry regiment that has been decorated with one of the highest number of awards and mentions in the Indian Army. The British rulers in India were quick to realize the skills and courage of the people from the Uttarakhand region and formed a separate regiment consisting of various Pahadi communities. Discover more about the Garhwal Rifles and the Garhwalis who are known for being hardy and experienced in navigating the rugged Himalayas.
22 February 2019