Esprit de Corps: The Kumaon Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The Kumaon Regiment


Established: 1813

Motto: Parakramo Vijayate (Valour Triumphs)

War Cries:
  • Kalika Mata Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Goddess Kali)
  • Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Lord Hanuman)
  • Dada Krishan Ki Jai (Victory to Dada Krishan)
Regimental Centre: Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Type: Line Infantry

Decorations:
  • 2 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 10 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 78 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 2 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 4 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 6 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 23 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 8 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 24 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 36 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 127 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 2 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Badgam
  • RezangLa
  • Gadra City
  • Bhaduria
  • Daudkandi
  • Sanjoi Mirpur
  • Shamsher Nagar
  • OP Meghdoot
  • OP Pawan
Notable Alumni:
General S.M. Shrinagesh (2nd Chief of Army Staff) 

General K.S. Thimayya, Padma Bhushan DSO, ADC (3rd Chief of Army Staff)

General T.N. Raina, Padma Bhushan, MVC, SM, DSO (9th Chief of Army Staff)

Major Somnath Sharma, PVC (1st to be awarded the PVC)

Major Shaitan Singh, PVC

Subedar Sujjan Singh, AC
Alias: Creed of The Man Eaters

Insignia: A demi-rampant Lion holding a Cross. The demi-rampant lion is part of the Coat of Arms of the Russel family, whose ancestor had started the body of troops now formed into the Kumaon Regiment.
Regimental Colours: Green and Gold.

Other Raisings:
  • 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) was raised from 1st Battalion the Kumaon Regiment.
  • 5th Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 14th Battalion the Kumaon Regiment.
  • 10th Battalion the Kumaon Regiment is the Kumaon Regimental Centre.

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