The Ladakh scouts(Snow warrior) regiment
In this post we will know about the Ladakh scouts 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 Ladakh Scouts is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, nicknamed the "Snow Warriors" or "Snow Tigers".
- The regiment's primary role is to guard India's borders in the high altitude areas of the Ladakh region, as well as Jammu & Kashmir in general.
- The Ladakh Scouts recruits mainly from India's Ladakhi and Tibetan communities and is among the Indian Army's most decorated units.
- It's soldiers honoured with over 300 gallantry awards and citations.
War Cry-“Ki Ki So So Lhargyalo” (Victory to God)
- In 1948, the "Nubra Guards" were raised from local Ladakhi warriors to patrol India's mountainous border in the Ladakh region.
- In 1952, the Nubra Guards were merged as the 7th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Militia (which later became the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry). The 14th Battalion of the Militia was also raised from Ladakh in 1959.
- After the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the Ladakh Scouts was formed with 7th and 14th Battalions of the J&K Militia.
- The primary role of the unit is reconnaissance and interdiction in the high-altitude border regions.
- War engagements
- Units of the regiment have been deployed in combat in every major Indian operation since the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and also during Kargil war 1999.
- The Ladakh Scouts was deployed with a battalion of the Kumaon Regiment to capture the Siachen Glacier in April 1984, as a part of Operation Meghdoot.
- The regiment has more than 300 gallantry awards.