Esprit de Corps: The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles



Established: 1821

Motto: Prashata Ranvirta (Valour in Battle is Praiseworthy)

War Cry: Durga Mata Ki Jai ('Victory to Goddess Durga')

Regimental Centre: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

Decorations:
  • 2 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 6 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 34 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 2 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 2 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 11 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 21 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 3 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 4 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 31 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 97 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Poonch
  • Skardu
  • Asal Uttar
  • Shyam Ganj
  • Point 5140
  • Point 4875
  • Rocky Knob
Notable Alumni:
Brigadier R.S. Jamwal, MVC

Brigadier S.J. Thapa, MVC

Captain Vikram Batra, PVC (Sher - Shah of Kargil)

Subedar Sanjay Kumar, PVC (non-posthumous)
Alias: JAK-RIF

Insignia: An oval embracing the Sun, the State emblem. The Sanskrit inscription around the sun translates as ‘Ever Victorious in War’.
Regimental Colours: Olive Green, Saffron and Gold.

                           

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