The Assam regiment of the Indian army
In this post we will know about the Assam regiment, motto and its creation and war fought along with medals and decorations. This post will help you prepare for the SSB interview.
- About the regiment (the rhinos)
- The Assam Regiment raised in 1947 is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
- The regiment consists of 25 battalions including two battalions of Arunachal Scouts.
- It recruits exclusively from all the Seven Sister States of northeast India
- The regiment's emblem is the rhino, worn on the berets and belts that the soldiers wear. Rhinos in India are commonly found in the state of Assam.
Motto-“Asam Vikram” (Unique Valour)
War Cry-“Rhino Charge”
- The regiment was raised on 15 June 1941 in Shillong to meet the claim of the then undivided state of Assam for its fighting unit and to counter the threat of the Japanese invasion of India.
- The area of Elephant Falls in Shillong was chosen to raise and train the first battalion.
- The initial draft of the regiment consisted of the tough and cheerful Nagas, Mizos, Kukis, Garros, Meiteis and other tribals.
- The regiment showed the combat skills in the World war 2.
- Later, the Adis, Nishi, Monpas, other tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, domiciled Gorkhas and Sikkimese were also drafted into the regiment
- The regiment can boast of being composed of troops of diverse customs, cultures, languages, traditions and ethos belonging to the seven states of the northeast and Sikkim.
- The regiment, from a small group of three battalions at the time of independence, has now become a 22-battalion strong force with 15 regular battalions, three Rashtriya Rifles battalions, three Territorial Army battalions and one battalion of Arunachal Scouts.
- Since independence, battalions of the regiment have participated in the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and all the conflicts with Pakistan.
- The regiment was awarded a battle honour for its tenacious defence at Chaamb in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
- Two of its battalions, 4 Assam and 7 Assam, have had the privilege of being part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka.
- 1 Assam, 15 Assam and 10 Assam have the unique distinction of being part of the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cambodia (UNTAC), Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) respectively.
- The regiment has many decoration and gallantry awards for their bravery during the war.