Esprit de Corps: The Assam Regiment



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 that not victorious under any circumstance. Following are the snapshots of this mighty regiment.

Established: 1941

Motto: Asam Vikram (Ultimate Valour)

War Cry: Rhino Charge

Regimental Centre: Happy Valley, Shillong, Meghalaya

Type: Line Infantry

Decorations:
  • 2 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 5 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 6 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 3 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 14 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 5 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 5 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 20 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 51 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 2 Padma Shri Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Chhambh
  • OP Vijay
  • OP Parakram
Notable Alumni:

Havaldar Hangpan Dada, AC
Insignia: A one horned Rhino.
Regimental Colours: Black and Red.

Regimental salutation is ‘Tagra Raho’ meaning Stay Strong.

The Regiment wears a hat, called the ‘Rhino Hat’, with the right side lowered.

The Regimental Marching song is ‘Badlu Ram Ka Badan’.

                            

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