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Ministry of Defence

ARMY REGIMENTS

Posted On: 10 DEC 2021 3:46PM by PIB Delhi

There are 27 Infantry Regiments in the Indian Army. Details are as follows:

S.No.

Regiment

Year of Raising

1.

PARA

1761

2.

PUNJAB

1705

3.

MADRAS

1758

4.

GRENADIERS

1796

5.

MARATHA LI

1768

6.

RAJ RIF

1817

7.

RAJPUT

1798

8.

JAT

1817

9.

SIKH

1846

10.

SIKH LI

1941

11.

DOGRA

1858

12.

GARH RIF

1901

13.

KUMAON (including NAGA)

1730

14.

ASSAM

1941

15.

BIHAR

1941

16.

MAHAR

1941

17.

JAK RIF (including LADAKH SCOUTS)

1837

18.

JAK LI

1948

19.

1 GR

1815

20.

4 GR

1857

21.

3 GR

1815

22.

9 GR

1817

23.

5 GR

1858

24.

8 GR

1836

25.

11 GR

1948

 

          Budget allocation in the Army is not carried out Regiment wise.

          As per Government policy on the subject, all citizens irrespective of their class, creed, region or religion are eligible for recruitment in the Indian Army. After Independence, it has been the policy of the Government not to raise any new Regiment for a particular class/community/religion or region. Adequate vacancies are being provided to all classes to ensure equitable opportunity for recruitment into the Army.

          Many Petitions, VIP references, Parliament questions, Private Member Bills etc for raising of new regiments based on Class/Region/Names of Historical and National Heroes etc have been received from time to time. However, as per Government Policy quoted above, no new regiment has been raised.

          One of the War Cries of BIHAR Regiment is “BIRSA MUNDA KI JAI”. Indian Army has numerous Regiments across various Arms & Services. They have been constituted in different years and have different slogans.

 This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Naba Kumar Sarania in Lok Sabha today.

 

ABB/DK/Savvy



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