Esprit de Corps: The 11th Gorkha Rifles



The spirit of a body is the essence of the term Esprit de Corps. It's a feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of a group. The troops with a higher Esprit de Corps are motivated, full of Josh and more often than not victorious under any circumstance. Following are the snapshots of this mighty regiment.

Established: 1948

Motto: Yatraham Vijayastatra (We are the Metaphor for Victory)

War Cry: Jai Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali (Hail goddess Kali The Gorkhas are here)

Regimental Centre: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

Decorations:
  • 1 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 2 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 11 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 3 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 5 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 7 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 9 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 14 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 35 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Shingo River
  • Bogra
  • Batalik
Notable Alumni:
General Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC 
(26th Chief of Army Staff)

Captain Manoj Pandey, PVC
Alias: 
  • 11 GR
  • Kiranti
Insignia: A pair of crossed Khukris with the Roman numeral XI in-between.

Regimental Colours: Green and Red.

      

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