Things you should know about "The Sikh Regiment" of Indian Army

Things you should know about "The Sikh Regiment" of Indian Army

Established: 1846

Motto: Nischay Kar Apni Jeet Karon (With Determination, I will be Triumphant)

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

Regimental Centre: Ramgarh Cantt., Jharkhand

Type: Line Infantry

  • 2 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 14 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 64 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 2 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 14 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 15 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 25 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 75 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Vibhushan Award
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Srinagar
  • Tithwal
  • Raja Picquet
  • Burki
  • OP Hill
  • Siramani
  • Poonch
  • Purbat Ali
  • Tiger Hill
Notable Alumni:

Lieutenant General Harbaksh Singh, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, VrC

Honorary Captain Karam Singh, PVC (non-posthumous)

Subedar Joginder Singh, PVC

Insignia: A Lion symbolic of the name ‘Singh’, ringed by a chakra with the Ashoka Emblem on top.

Regimental Colours: Scarlet and Gold.

Other Raisings:
  • 4th Battalion the Mechanised Infantry Regiment was raised from 1st Battalion the Sikh Regiment.
Battle of Saragarhi is the only instance in history when all members of an Indian military detachment were honoured with military decorations.

8th Battalion the Sikh Regiment was given a Unit Citation for the gallantry displayed while capturing Tiger Hill during the Kargil War.

Jai Hind!


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