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The Mahar regiment of Indian Army

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In this post we will know about the Mahar regiment, motto and its creation and war fought along with medals and decorations. This post will help you prepare for the SSB interview.

  1. About the regiment
  • The Mahar Regiment formed in 1941 is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
  • Initially intended to be a regiment consisting of troops from the Mahar community of Maharashtra.
  • The Mahar Regiment is one of the only regiments in the Indian Army that is composed of troops from all communities and regions of India.
  • This regiment consists of 19 battalions.

Motto-“Yash Sidhi” (Success & Attainment)

War Cry-“Bolo Hindustan Ki Jai” (Say Victory to India)

  1. History
  • B. R. Ambedkar was Defence Advisory Committee in 1941.
  • He used this appointment to exert pressure within the military establishment for a Mahar Regiment.
  • In October 1946, the Regiment transformed into a Machine Gun Regiment, and the Regimental Centre was at Kamptee.
  • They had the unique composition of Bengalis, Oriyas and Gujratis – the communities that had been stamped as non-martial by the British.
  • Their entry into the Mahar fraternity added strength to a social integration-the distinctive feature which the regiment has always been proud about.
  1. Awards and decorations
  • The Mahar regiment was awarded many medals for their bravery.
  • 1 Param Vir Chakra, 4 Maha Vir Chakra, 29 Vir Chakra, 1 Kirti Chakra, 12 Shaurya Chakra, 22 Vishisht Seva Medals and 63 Sena Medals.


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