Thursday, 19 May 2011

Madras Regiment

 Madras Regiment

In the aftermath of the siege of Fort St. George Madras by the French in 1758 the East India company raised two battalions from the levies the same year.The number increased to 16 by 1765.By 1826 there were as many as 52 battalions at any one time.These had various designations:Madras Nartive Infantry,Madras pioneers and Carnatic Infantry etc.

Madras Regiment

By the close of 19th century and as a result of the reduction of the army the Madras battalion was reduced to 20.Another 17 were converted to 1st and 2nd Punjab regiments,1st/7th and 1st/10th Gurkha rifles.

Another singular factor associated with the Madras regiment:It had grenadier battalions as also a riffle corps,these were later disbanded.

Regimental center of Madras Regiment

Madukarai,Wellingten(Nilgiris) since 1947.

War Memorial of Madras Regiment


MOTTO of Madras Regiment

Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha(It is glory to die doing one's duty).

War Cry of Madras Regiment

Veer Madrassi, Adi Kollu, Adi Kollu.

Battle Honours of Madras Regiment

Pre Indipendense

Friday, 6 May 2011

Changing of the Guards

Changing Of Guards 

'Changing of the Guards' is a military tradition,whose origin is lost in antiquity.From time immemorial Guards and Sentries at fort,Palaces and Defense establishment changes periodically to enable a fresh body of soldiers to take charge.

Changing of Guards

Every Saturday,it's time for the ceremonial change of guards at the Rashtrapati bhavan,New Delhi.Its' done with a 40 min. traditional ceremony Infantry Army Guards and President's Bodyguard change guard with clockwise precision.

The regal bearing and hard training of the noble mounts of the President's bodyguard,greatly enhanced by their superb ceremonial equipage,heavily embroidered saddle cloths,ceremonial bridles and bits,lend a regal dignity and spectacle of incomparable colors and pageantry at this ceremonial parade.

After inspection,officers of the guard take salute and march past smartly.After entering inside the Iron gates of Rastrapati bhavan,the new guard take position alongside the old guards for formal salutary.Then the sentries of the old and new guards exchange keys .At the end sentries of the new guards on duty take post and remainder troops march off on the tunes of "sare jahan se achcha".

This Saturday it was the exchange of guards between 15 JAK(Jammu and Kashmir) riffles--older unit and Madras regiment--New unit of Guards.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment

The Indian Parachute regiment was formed on 1 May 1945 consisting of 4 battalions and an equal no. of independent companies.

parachute regiment

After the Independence the airborne battalion was split and 55th and 70th brigade remain in India with 6 para battalions.On 15th April 1952, the Parachute regiment was re-raised by absorbing 3 battalions namely
  • The Punjab Regiment(PARA)
  • The Maratha Regiment(PARA)
  • The Kumaon Regiment(PARA)
On 01 May 1962,a training wing of Parachute Regiment was formed in Kota under the Brigade of the guards training center and thus start the direct recruitment and training for the Parachute regiment.After that the training center of Parachute regiment shifted to many locations but finally on 15th Jan 1992 , the center along with the pay and record and account office moved to Bangalore,which seems to be a key location.

Battle Honors of Parachute Regiment

As a part British Indian Army and UNO , the Parachute regiment has many battle honours.

Naik Yeshwant Ghadge, VC (Posthumous) 

Captain AS Jasrotia, AC, SM (Posthumous) 
Major Sudhir Kumar Walia, AC, SM and Bar (Posthumous)
Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri, AC (Posthumous) 

Brigadier Mohd Usman, MVC (Posthumous) 
Lt Col HK Virk, MVC
Major AK Ramaswamy, MVC (Posthumous)  
Major SMS Brar, MVC (Posthumous) 
Paratrooper Man Singh, MVC (Posthumous) 
Major SP Chopra, MVC (Posthumous) 
Lt Col Dharam Singh, MVC 
Major RS Dyal, MVC 
Lt Col S Bhawani Singh, MVC
Lt Col KS Pannu, MVC 
Major VK Berry, MVC 

Along with that 16 Kirti Chakra,61 Vir Chakra,63 Shurya Chakra,7 PVSM

 Parachute Regiment

Para Battalions

  • 1 PARA(SF)
  • 2 PARA(SF)
  • 3 PARA(SF)
  • 4 PARA(SF)
  • 5 PARA
  • 6 PARA
  • 7 PARA
  • 9 PARA(SF)
  • 10 PARA(SF)
  • 21 PARA(SF)
SF-Special Forces       

MOTTO of Parachute Regiment

Shatrujeet (The Conqueror)

Insignia of Parachute Regiment

logo of Parachute Regiment

The Guards Regiment
The Mechanized Infantry Regiment 

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