Esprit de Corps: The Punjab Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The Punjab Regiment

Established: 1761

Motto: Sthal Wa Jal (By Land and Sea)

War Cry: Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is Ever Happy)

Regimental Centre: Ramgarh Cantt., Jharkhand

Type: Line Infantry

  • 18 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 59 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 2 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 5 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 12 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 56 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 8 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 10 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 33 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 277 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 2 Padma Bhushan Award
  • 1 Padma Shri Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • ZojiLa
  • Icchogil
  • Dograi
  • Burki
  • Kalidhar
  • Bedori
  • Nangi Tekri
  • Brachil Pass
  • Longewala
  • Garibpur
Notable Alumni:
General Pran Nath Thapar, PVSM (5th Chief of Army Staff)

Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Arora, PVSM (GOC-in-C Eastern Command in 1971 War)

Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri, MVC

Insignia: A Galley (type of a ship) with a bank of oars and sail.
Regimental Colours: Green and White.

Other Raisings:
  • 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) was raised from 1st Battalion the Punjab Regiment.
  • 1st Battalion the Brigade of The Guards (Mechanized) was raised from 2nd Battalion the Punjab Regiment.
  • 8th Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 8th Battalion the Punjab Regiment.
  • 10th Battalion the Punjab Regiment is the Punjab Regimental Centre.
INS Ranjit is a heavy destroyer of the Indian Navy which is also affiliated to the regiment.

Border Movie depicts the Battle of Longewala in which The 23rd Battalion the Punjab Regiment fought.

Lakshay Movie depicts the Kargil War in which Hrithik Roshan plays the role of an acting Captain of the 3rd Battalion the Punjab Regiment.

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