Esprit de Corps: The Dogra Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The Dogra 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: 1877

Motto: Kartavyam Anvatma (Duty Before Death)

War Cry: Jwala Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Jwala)

Regimental Centre: Ayodhya Cantt., Uttar Pradesh

Type: Line Infantry

  • 13 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 46 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 21 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 10 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 18 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 40 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 26 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 33 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 31 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 189 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Jhangar
  • Rajauri
  • Uri
  • Asal Uttar
  • Haji Pir
  • Raja Picquet
  • OP Hill
  • Siramani
  • Suadih
  • Dera Baba Nanak
  • Chandgram
Notable Alumni:

General N.C. Vij, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, ADC (20th Chief of Army Staff)

Major Sandeep Shankla, AC

Insignia: A Tiger which is revered as the mount of the Goddess Durga.
Regimental Colours: Red, Gold and Oxford Blue.

Other Raisings:
  • 7th Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 1st Battalion the Dogra Regiment.

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