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Things to know about The Rajput Regiment of 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 interesting things about one of the elite regiments of the Indian Army i.e. "The Rajput Regiment"


  • The Rajput Regiment is an Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army which composed troops primarily from the Rajput, Gurjar, Bengali and Brahman.

  • "Victory or Death in Battle has always been the religion of the Rajputs, from time immemorial, it is his character that he knows No Fear”

  • The class composition of the Rajput Regiment was 50% Rajput and 50% Muslim during the Second World War.

  • The current commander of the Rajput Regiment is Lieutenant General CP Mohanty.

  • The War Cry of the Rajput Regiment is "Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai" (Victory to Lord Hanuman)

  • The Regimental Centre of the Rajput Regiment is located at Fatehgarh (Uttar Pradesh).


History and Raising of the Rajput Regiment:

  • The term Rajput is derived from the sanskrit word Rajputra (A son of King).

  • The association of the Rajput Regiment with the British Indian army was started in the year of 1778 when the 3rd Battalion was raised as the 31st Regiment Bengal Native Infantry. 

  • In 1798, the 2nd Battalion was raised as the 16th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry.

  • The class composition of the Rajput Regiment was 50% Rajput and 50% Muslim which were the finest soldiers in the world.

  • Major B.K. Pant (Commander-in-Chief of 02 Rajputs) is a fine example of courage displayed by the Indian Rajput Soldier in the war with China in 1962. 

  • The Chinese were knowing that their obstacle in taking 02 Rajputs lay with Major Pant. Major Pant was wounded in stomach and legs yet he continued to win the war.

  • Major Pant died proudly shouting "Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai". The 02 Rajputs alone captured a total of 513 Chinese Soldiers. 


Motto and Regimental Insignia of the Rajput Regiment:

  • The motto of the Rajput Regiment is "Sarvatra Vijay" (Victory Everywhere).

  • The Regimental Insignia of the Rajput Regiment consists of A pair of daggers flanked by 03 Ashoka leaves on either side of the insignia.

  • The Rajput Regiment adopted the crossed daggers as their insignia when the 3rd Battalion of the regiment defeated Hyder Ali at Cuddalore.


Medals and Honours of the Rajput Regiment:

  • The Rajput Regiment is one of the decorated regiments of the Indian Army by being awarded a number of honours from a day of its existence in the Indian Army.

  • 01 Param Vir Chakra

  • 01 Ashok Chakra

  • 05 Param Vishisht Seva Medals

  • 07 Maha Vir Chakras

  • 12 Kirti Chakras

  • 05 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals

  • 58 Vir Chakras

  • 20 Shaurya Chakras

  • 04 Yudh Seva Medals

  • 67 Sena Medals

  • 19 Vishisht Seva Medals

  • 01 Padma Shri Award


Interesting Facts about the Rajput Regiment:

  • The First Indian Chief of the Indian Army i.e. Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa and Twenty-Three Chief of the Army Staff i.e. General V.K. Singh are the notable alumni of the Rajput Regiment.

  • The soldiers of the various Rajput Regiments under the British Empire were either drawn from or part of the Bengal Army.

  • The Infantry Regiment fought valiantly during the World War I and earned a total of 37 battle honours.

  • The various Rajput Regiments emerged to form the 7th Rajput Regiment consisting of 06 battalions in the year of 1922.

  • The battalions of the Infantry Regiment fought bravely in the Second World War, 1962 War, 1965 War, 1971 War and 1999 War.

  • Naik Jadu Nath Singh of the 01 Rajput is an honourable recipient of the Param Vir Chakra (PVC) who attained martyrdom while defeating the Tain Dhar Sector in Naushera.

  • The Rajput Regiment is affiliated to the INS Rajput which is a guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy.

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 ⚔


  1. When writing on any subject its best for the author to research the subject to be as factually correct as possible.

    This article does not appear to have been researched at all. Some examples :

    1 “The current commander of the Rajput Regiment is Lieutenant General CP Mohanty.”

    2.”Major B.K. Pant (Commander-in-Chief of 02 Rajputs) is a fine example of courage displayed by the Indian Rajput Soldier in the war with China in 1962. ”

    Poor control of English has led to meanings of sentences to be changed !

    This article could have been done better.


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