The Naga regiment of the Indian army
In this post we will know about the Naga 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 Naga Regiment is one of the fiercest infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
- It is among the youngest regiments of the Indian Army – the first battalion raised in Ranikhet 1970.
- The regiment recruits mainly from Nagaland, in northeast India.
War Cry-“Jai Durga Naga” (Hail Durga Naga)
- Nagaland attained its statehood in 1963, and seven years later Naga regiment was formed.
- Several ex-militants were given a fair chance to prove their newfound nationalism and made to join the Indian Armed Forces.
- Many of them were directly appointed junior commissioned officers.
- Bypassing the training schedule, the Naga Regiment was ordered to move into the concentration areas. The regiment forced into counter-insurgency operations with barely any preparation.
- The regiment's troops consist of 50% Nagas and 50% of an equal number of Kumaonis, Garhwalis and Gorkhas.
- War engagement
- During the Indo-Pak 1971 battle, The 1st battalion (1 Naga) took part in operations in East Pakistan and earned a name for the regiment awarded with one Vir Chakra and three Sena Medals.
- They brought laurel during Kargil war by destroying the enemy and winning the medal for the regiment.
- Naga regiment actively takes part with UN peacekeeping mission.
- Several decorations and medals awarded to this regiment for its bravery.