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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
26-April-2012 14:38 IST
Raising a Tribal Regiment
There is no proposal to raise a tribal regiment in the Army. Policy of the Government is not to raise any new regiment on the basis of a particular class, creed, community, religion or region, but to have an Army in which all Indians have representation. However, certain relaxations in Physical/Educational standards are already available to tribal youth for recruitment.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Vijay Jawaharlal Darda in Rajya Sabha today.