The Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army
In this post we will know about the Bihar 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 Bihar Regiment formed in 1941 is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
- The regiment can trace its origins back to the British Indian Army.
Motto-“Karam Hi Dharam” (Work is Worship)
War Cries-“Jai Bajrang Bali” (Victory to Bajrang Bali), “Birsa Munda Ki Jai” (Victory to Birsa Munda)
- The Bihar Regiment was formed in 1941 during World War II by regularising the 11th (Territorial) Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment as the 1st Battalion Bihar Regiment. In 1942 The 2nd Battalion was raised.
- Bihari battalions raised by Mir Kasim defeated the British in some engagements. The Bihari, or Purbiya, soldiers after that made up the backbone of the Bengal Infantry of the British Colonial Army.
- They were not only excellent soldiers but also quick to learn and apply the tactical drills with the initiative.
- The regiment gets its recruits from the Indian state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
- The regiment fought major wars like Indo-Pak war 1965, 1971 and Kargil war 1999.
- Units of the regiment have also served in UN Peacekeeping operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
- The regiment was awarded Decorations like Ashoka chakra and Mahavir chakra.