All about JAT- regiment of the Indian army
I will be posting several articles regarding some of the crucial regiments of the Indian infantry. This post will help you understand the role played by different regiments in the armed forces. The article will help you in your interview. The IO ask in the interview about which regiment or unit you want to join. Unless you know about the regiments of armed forces, it will be tough to tell. This post will help you in all sorts.
- About JAT- regiment
- The Jat Regiment formed in 1795 is an infantry regiment (foot soldier) of the Indian Army.
- It is one of the longest-serving and most decorated regiments of the Indian Army.
- The regiment has won 19 battle honours between 1839 and 1947 pre-independence era.
- With Five battle honours, eight Mahavir Chakra, eight Kirti Chakra, 32 Shaurya Chakras, 39 Vir Chakras and 170 Sena Medals after independence.
- The regiment has served the country for over 200 years and has participated in various operations.
Motto-“Sangathan Va Veerta” (Unity And Valour)
The war cry– “JAT Balwan, Jai Bhagwan” (The Jat is Powerful, Victory Be to God!)
- The regiment originated in Calcutta which later became the infantry unit of the Bengal army.
- In the late 1870s, there was a drastic increase in the recruitment of the soldiers in this regiment.
- The jat regiment was initially known as 9th jat regiment.
- Britishers saw the exceptional agility and bravery of the jat soldiers and started to recruit JATs in substantial numbers.
- The Regiment saw a great deal of fighting in North Africa, Ethiopia, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, and Java-Sumatra.
- A large number of gallantry awards including a Victoria Cross and two George Crosses awarded to this regiment.
- At the end of the war the Regiment, in company with other regiments of the Indian Infantry, dropped the numeral nine from its title and became merely the Jat Regiment.
- After the independence, the Jat regiment fought many wars like In Jammu and Kashmir 1947–48, the China War 1962, the conflicts with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, and Sri Lanka and Siachen, they have added to the laurels of the Regiment and the Army.
- In the 1999 Kargil war, five of the Regiment’s battalions took part and once again displayed the excellent soldierly qualities that have made the Jats so well known amongst the community of fighting men.
- The regiment has won several medals and always shown the bravery whether it is during war or peacetime operations.
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