Esprit de Corps: The Parachute 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: 1945

Motto: Shatrujeet (The Conqueror)

Regimental Centre: Bangalore, Karnataka

Type: Airborne Infantry

Decorations:
  • 11 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 61 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 6 UYSM (Uttam Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 10 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 7 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 13 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 53 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 7 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 13 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 28 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 246 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Shelatang
  • Naushera
  • Poonch
  • Jhanger
  • Hajipir
  • Poongli Bridge
  • Mandhol
  • Chachro
Honorary Officers:
Honorary Lieutenant Colonel M.S. Dhoni

Honorary Major Deepak Rao
Alias: 
  • The Paras
  • Red Devils
Insignia: An open Parachute with Wings spread out and a Dagger placed upright, between the wings.
Regimental Colours: Maroon and Sky Blue.

New Raisings:
  • 23rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was raised from 23rd Battalion the Rajputana Rifles Regiment.
  • 29th Battalion the Parachute Regiment was raised from 29th Battalion the Rajput Regiment.

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