Esprit de Corps: The 4th Gorkha Rifles

Esprit de Corps: The 4th Gorkha Rifles

Esprit de Corps: The 4th 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: 1857

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: 14 Gorkha Training Centre, Subathu, Himachal Pradesh

Type: Light Infantry

  • 1 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 5 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 1 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 1 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 2 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 3 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 3 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 6 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 24 SM (Sena Medal)
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Poonch
  • Gurais
  • Bilafond La
Notable Alumni:

Major Krishna Gopal Chatterjee, MVC (Later Colonel)
Alias: 4 GR

Insignia: A pair of crossed Khukris with the Roman numeral IV below, and Ashoka on top.
Regimental Colours: Olive Green, Black and Red.


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