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The sikh regiment of Indian Army

The Sikh regiment of the Indian army

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In this post we will know about the Sikh 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 Sikh regiment
  • The Sikh Regiment originated in 1846 is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army that recruits from the Sikh community.
  • The modern Sikh Regiment traces its roots directly from the 11th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army.
  • It is the most highly decorated regiment of the Indian Army and has won several gallantry awards for bravery.

Motto-“Nischay Kar Apni Jeet Karon” (With determination, I will be triumphant).

War Cry-“Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal” (one will be blessed eternally who says that God is the ultimate)

  1. Pre-Independence
  • The first battalion of the regiment was officially raised just before the annexation of the Sikh Empire on August 1, 1846, by the British East India Company.
  1. Post-independence
  • The soldiers are recruited from the Sikh community from Punjab and the surrounding states.
  • They are trained internally by the regiment, in which they tend to spend most of their careers. Officers, however, can come from all regions and communities in India and tend to leave the regiment subject to promotion.
  • Museum of the regiment displays the courage and awards in four halls.
  • Gallant performance during Kargil war in capturing the tiger hill received appreciation from the COAS.
  • The regiment has to its credit over 1600 gallantry awards including Victoria cross, Indian order of merit.

 

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