Esprit de Corps: The 5th Gorkha Regiment

Esprit de Corps: The 5th Gorkha 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 than not victorious under any circumstance. Following are the snapshots of this mighty regiment.

Established: 1858

Motto: Shaurya Evam Nistha (Courage and Determination)

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

Regimental Centre: 58 Gorkha Training Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya

Type: Light Infantry

  • 8 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 23 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 Ashoka Chakra (AC)
  • 5 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 9 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 53 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Zoji La
  • Kargil
  • Charwa
  • Sylhet
  • Sehjra
Notable Alumni:
General Dalbir Singh Suhag, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC
(25th Chief of Army Staff)

Major General Ian Cardozo, AVSM, SM

Havaldar Dil Bahadur Chettri, MVC
  • 5 GR
  • Frontier Force
Insignia: A pair of black crossed Khukris with the numeral 5 in-between.
Regimental Colours: Green and Black.

INS Khukri is a corvette of the Indian Navy which is also affiliated to the regiment.


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