Esprit de Corps: The Sikh Light Infantry

Esprit de Corps: The Sikh Light Infantry

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: 1857

Motto: Deg Teg Fateh (Prosperity in Peace and Victory in War)

War Cry: Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is Ever Happy)

Regimental Centre: Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

  • 5 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 23 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 6 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 13 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 4 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 8 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 17 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 82 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Annexation of Goa
  • OP Pawan
Notable Alumni:

General V.P. Malik, PVSM, AVSM (18th Chief of Army Staff)

General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, SM, ADC (24th Chief of Army Staff)

Alias: Sikh-Li

Insignia: A Chakram or Quoit with a mounted Kirpan.
Regimental Colours: Dark Blue, Red and Gold.
9th Battalion the Sikh Light Infantry can conduct special amphibious assaults.


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