Esprit de Corps: The 1st 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: 1815

Motto: Sthal Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (Better to Die than Live like a Coward)

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

Regimental Centre: 14 Gorkha Training Centre, Sabathu, Himachal Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

Decorations:
  • 1 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 7 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 16 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 3 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 22 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Kalidhar
  • Jammu & Kashmir 1965
  • Darsana
  • Jammu & Kashmir 1971
  • East Pakistan 1971
Notable Alumni:

Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria, PVC

Havaldar Prem Bahadur Reshmi Magar, KC

Rifleman Tej Bahadur Gurung, SC

Alias:
  • 1 GR
  • The Malaun Regiment
Insignia: A pair of crossed Khukris with the numeral 1 above.
Regimental Colours: Red and White.

                                   

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