Esprit de Corps: The 3rd Gorkha Rifles

Esprit de Corps: The 3rd Gorkha Rifles

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

Established: 1815

Motto: Sthal Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (Better to Die than Live like a Coward)

War Cry: Jai Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali (Hail goddess Kali The Gorkhas are here)

Regimental Centre: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

  • 5 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 1 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 5 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 4 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 5 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 9 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 19 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Uri
  • Shingo River Valley
  • Jammu & Kashmir 1971
Notable Alumni:

Colonel J.R. Chitnis, AC

Alias: 3 GR

Insignia: A pair of crossed Khukris, with a Star in-between and the numeral 3 within.

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