Esprit de Crops: The Jat Regiment



Established: 1795


Motto: Sangathan Va Veerta (Unity and Valour)

War Cry: Jat Balwan, Jai Bhagwan (The Jat is Powerful, Victory to God)

Regimental Centre: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Line Infantry

Decorations:
  • 8 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 40 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 3 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 8 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 32 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 170 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • ZojiLa
  • Rajauri
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Phillora
  • Dograi
  • East Pakistan
Notable Alumni:
Brigadier Desmond Hayde, MVC



Brigadier Umesh Singh Bawa, VrC





Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC

Insignia: The Roman Numeral nine ‘IX’, representing its 9th position in the Regimental Hierarchy of the Indian Army of the 1920’s. The insignia also has a Bugle indicating the Light Infantry antecedents of two of its battalions.
Regimental Colours: Blue and Saffron.

New Raisings:
  • 2nd Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from the 1st Battalion the Jat Regiment.
The Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar - 2010 (Organisation Category) was awarded to the 21st Battalion the Jat Regiment.

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