Esprit de Corps: The Rajput Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The Rajput Regiment





Established: 1778

Motto: Sarvatra Vijay (Victory Everywhere)

War Cry: Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Lord Hanuman)

Regimental Centre: Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Line Infantry

Decorations:
  • 1 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 7 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 58 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 4 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 12 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 20 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 5 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 5 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 19 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 67 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Shri Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Naushera
  • ZojiLa
  • Khinsar
  • Madhumati River
  • Belonia
  • Khansama
  • Akhaura
Notable Alumni:

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, OBE (1st Commander-in-Chief of Army, 1st Field Marshal)



General V.K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (23rd Chief of Army Staff)

Naik Jadu Nath Singh, PVC

Insignia: A pair of crossed Katars (daggers) flanked by 3 Ashoka leaves on either side.


Regimental Colours: Gold, Crimson and Dark Blue.

Other Raisings:
  • 13th Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 18th Battalion the Rajput Regiment.
INS Rajput is a guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy which is also affiliated to the regiment.

           

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