Esprit de Corps: The 9th 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: 1817

Motto: Kafar 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: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

Decorations:
  • 5 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 17 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 3 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 7 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 5 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 6 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 14 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal)
  • 13 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Phillora
  • Kumarkhali
  • Dera Baba Nanak
Notable Alumni:

Colonel M.N. Rai, YSM, SC

Alias: 9 GR

Insignia: A pair of crossed Khukris with the numeral 9 below.

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