Esprit de Corps: The Maratha Light Infantry

Esprit de Corps: The Maratha Light Infantry



Established: 1768

Motto: Duty, Honour, Courage

War Cry: Bol Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jai (Say Victory to King Shivaji)

Regimental Centre: Belgaum, Karnataka

Type: Light Infantry

Decorations:
  • 4 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 34 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 4 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 4 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 4 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 2 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 10 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 14 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 23 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 107 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
  • 1 Arjuna Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Naushera
  • Jhangar
  • Burki
  • Hussainiwala
  • Jamalpur
  • Burj
  • Suadih
  • Ruywa
Notable Alumni:
General J.J. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (21st Chief of Army Staff)

Colonel N.J. Nair, AC
Alias: 
  • Ganpats
  • Maratha-LI
  • MLI
Insignia: A Bugle and Cords with a pair of Crossed Swords and a Shield.
Regimental Colours: Saffron, Black and Gold.

Other Raisings:
  • 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was raised from 3rd Battalion the Maratha Light Infantry.
  • 10th Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 20th Battalion the Maratha Light Infantry.
  • 21st Battalion the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) was raised from 21st Battalion the Maratha Light Infantry.
INS Mumbai is a missile destroyer of the Indian Navy which is also affiliated to the regiment.

                          

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