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The senior most Line Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army

Things to know about the senior most Line Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army

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Hello Buddies, I hope you are applying every inch of hard work and effort to earn the prestigious uniform of the Indian Armed Forces. In this appreciable blog, I am going to tell some interesting things about the senior most Line Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army i.e. "Brigade of the Guards"

 

Introduction:

  • The Brigade of The Guards is a mechanised Infantry Regiment of the prestigious Indian Army. 

  • The Brigade of the Guards was raised as the first "All India" & "All Class" Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army where troops are recruited from the different parts of India who serve together for the safety of motherland inspite of specific regions, specific religions and specific groups.

  • The War Cry of the Brigade of the Guards is "Garuda ka Hun Bol Pyare ( I am the son of Garuda, Say O' my friend).

  • The Regimental Centre of the Guards is located at Kamptee (Maharashtra).

 

History and Raising of the Brigade of the Guards:

  • The Guards is the senior most Line Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army developed in the year of 1949.

  • The Brigade of the Guards distinguished itself from the other Infantry Regiments of the Indian Army by being awarded the most number of Battle Honours after the War of Indian Independence.

  • The Brigade of the Guards was raised by the Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa who was the First Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army 

  • The Guards are popularly coined by the phrase, "The Guards, The Elite".

  • The President of India is the Honorary Colonel-in-Chief and the Chief of the Army Staff is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Guards.

 

Motto and Regimental Insignia of the Brigade of the Guards:

  • The Motto of the regiment is "Pahla Hamesha Pahla(First Always First). 

  • The Regimental Insignia of the Brigade of the Guards is a Garuda (A mythological eagle king).

  • The Brigade of the Guards adopted GARUDA as their insignia because it is invoked as a impetuous violent force, speed and martial prowess in the great epic of Mahabharata.

 

Medals and Honours of the Brigade of the Guards:

  • The Guards as we know distinguished itself from the other Infantry Regiments of the Indian Army by being awarded the most number of Battle Honours after the War of Indian Independence.

  • 02 Param Vir Chakras (PVC)          

  • 02 Ashok Chakras (AC)                   

  • 01 Padma Bhushan Award             

  • 08 Param Vishisht Seva Medals   

  • 06 Maha Vir Chakras                       

  • 04 Kirti Chakras                                

  • 46 Vir Chakras                                  

  • 18 Shaurya Chakras                        

  • 77 Sena Medals                               

  • 10 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals           

  • 03 Yudh Seva Medals                       

  • 16 Vishisht Seva Medals                  

  • 45 Mention-in-Dispatches               

 
Interesting Facts about the Brigade of the Guards:
  • The Guards consists of a total of 21 battalions.

  • The majority of the battalions operate as the Mechanized Infantry, 03 operate in the Reconnaissance and Support Role, 01 operate as an Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) battalion and 03 operate as the Infantry Regiments.

  • The Guards is one of three regiments in the Indian Army which is made up of the men from the different castes and regions of India.

  • The Brigade of Guards was raised on the lines of the elite Guards Units of the world.

  • The Infantry Regiment was raised to implement the government’s policy of encouraging Indian Army recruitment from different classes and regions of India.

  • The Guards is 50 years old but its constituent battalions go back as far as 225 years share a total 93 battle honours around the globe.

 

I hope the article was helpful for all the defence aspirants, if you have any doubt at all or you want to suggest me anything then Please leave a comment to help you in least possible time!!

 

⚔ Jai Hind ⚔

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