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.

VICTORIA CROSS
Naik Yeshwant Ghadge, VC (Posthumous) 

ASHOK CHAKRA
Captain AS Jasrotia, AC, SM (Posthumous) 
Major Sudhir Kumar Walia, AC, SM and Bar (Posthumous)
Paratrooper Sanjog Chhetri, AC (Posthumous) 
CAPT HARSHAN R, AC (PUSTHUMOUS) 
HAV BAHADUR SINGH BOHRA,AC (POSTHUMOUS) 
HAV GAJENDRA SINGH ,AC (POSTHUMOUS)
MAJOR MOHIT SHARMA, AC, SM (POSTHUMOUS) 

MAHA VIR CHAKRA
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 


9 comments:

  1. how to join this regiment..............

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    1. To join This regiment, you first need to Join Indian army through various modes. Chk this page: Modes Of joining Indian army

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  2. hello sir is it possible to join the parachute regiments of indian army after qualifying ima through cdse mode of entry

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  3. Hey
    Is it possibleto join parachute regimemt after SSC-TECHNICAL ENTRY mechanical engineer.

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  4. Hello sir,
    I have got eye glasses (-0.50) in both eye.I know I can join indian army with this.can I join parachute regiment.......

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  5. Hello Sir,
    I am a 26yr old Doctor from Kerala.I have completed my MBBS degree & i am doing my PG in Ophthalmology, my course ends in 2 years & after that i would like to be a member of the PARA regiment.What are the procedures i must follow?Will my age be a restriction?

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  6. Dear Sir;
    I am Pragadeeshwaran I had finished Diploma in Information Technology. I am searching for Indian Army in Parachute Regiment job. I saw your website. So please Inform Any Recruitment Notification sir.

    Thanking You





    Yours faithfully
    G.Pragadeeshwaran

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  7. Can Nepali citizen Join PARA Regiment?.....

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  8. even i have the same ques how can we join it??????????????????

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