Esprit de Corps: The Madras Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The Madras Regiment




Established: 1758

Motto: Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha (It is a glory to die doing one’s duty)

War Cry: Veera Madrassi, Adi Kollu, Adi Kollu (Brave Madrassi, Hit and Kill, Hit and Kill!)

Regimental Centre: Wellington, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Type: Line Infantry

Decorations:
  • 5 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 36 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 2 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 9 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 26 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 15 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 23 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 47 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 304 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 NSM (Nao Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Tithwal
  • Poonch
  • Kalidhar
  • Maharajke
  • Siramani
  • Basantar River
  • OP Pawan
Notable Alumni:
Havaldar C. Radhakrishnan, KC

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa
Insignia: An Assaye Elephant posed upon a shield with two crossed swords.
Regimental Colours: Saffron, White and Green.

Other Raisings:
  • 1st Battalion the Mechanized Infantry Regiment was raised from 1st Battalion the Madras Regiment.

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