Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Know your Army (Part-1)

Commemorating all conflicts our soldiers have fought, here is some information about the Indian Army. In this post I'll show you unit insignia of various infantry regiments along with their motto and battle cry. Hope you all enjoy.


Unit crest of The President's Body Guards
Motto - Bharat Mata Ki Jai














Unit crest of The Brigade of Guards
Motto: Pahla Hamesha Pahla (Ahead Always Ahead)
War Cry: Garud Ka Hun Bol Pyare













Unit crest of The Mechanized Infantry




Motto: Valour & Faith
War Cry: Bol Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Say Victory to Mother India)









Unit crest of The Parachute Regiment and Special Forces' "Balidaan" badge
Motto: Shatrujeet (The Conqueror)








Unit Crest of The Punjab Regiment




Motto: Sthal Wa Jal (By Land and Sea)
War Cry: Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is Ever Happy)
Bol Jawala Ma Ki Jai (Say Victory to Goddess Jawala)









Unit Crest of The Madras Regiment








Motto: Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha (It is a glory to die doing one’s duty)
War Cry: Veer Madrasi, Adi Kollu, Adi Kollu (Brave Madrasi, kill, hit and kill)









Unit crest of The Grenadiers Regiment




Motto: Sarvada Shaktishali (Ever Powerful)
War Cry: Sarvada Shaktishali (Ever Powerful)















Unit crest of The Maratha Light Infantry




Motto: Duty, Honour, Courage
War Cry: Bol Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jai (Say Victory To King Shivaji)










Unit crest of The Rajputana Rifles




Motto: Veer Bhogya Vasundhara (The Brave Enjoy the Earth)
War Cry: Raja Ram Chandra Ki Jai (Victory to Raja Ram Chandra)
Bole Nara Haidiri Ya Ali








Unit crest of The Rajput Regiment




Motto: Sarvatra Vijay (Victory Everywhere)
War Cry: Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Say Victory to Lord Hanuman)










Unit crest of The Jat Regiment




Motto: Sangathan Va Veerta (Unity And Valour)
War Cry: Jat Balwan, Jai Bhagwan (Brave Jat, Victory to God)












Unit crest of The Sikh Regiment




Motto: Nischey Kar Apni Jeet Karon (I Fight For Sure To Win)
War Cry: Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is ever Happy)












Unit crest of The Sikh Ligh Infantry




Motto: Deg Teh Fateh (Prosperity in Peace and Victory in War).
War Cry: Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is ever Happy)












Unit crest of The Dogra Regiment




Motto: Kartavyam Anvatma (Duty Before Death)
War Cry: Jawala Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Jawala)











Unit crest of The Garhwal Rifles
Motto: Yudhaya Krit Nischya.
War Cry: Badri Vishal Lal Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Lord Badri Nath)














Unit crest of The Kumaon Regiment
Motto: Prakramo Vijayate (Valour Triumphs)
War Cry: Kalika Mata Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Goddess Kali)
Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Bajrang Bali)
Dada Kishan Ki Jai (Victory to Dada Kishan)
Jai Durge Naga








Unit crest of The Assam Regiment
Motto: Assam Vikram (Unique Valour)
War Cry: Rhino Charge









Unit crest of The Bihar Regiment
Motto: Karam Hi Dharam (Work is Worship)
War Cry: Jai Bajrang Bali (Victory to Bajrang Bali)
Birsa Munda Ki Jai (Victory to Birsa Munda)










Unit crest of The Mahar Regiment
Motto: Yash Sidhi (Success & Attainment)
War Cry: Bolo Hindustan Ki Jai (Say Victory to India)











Unit crest of The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles
Motto: Prashata Ranvirta (Valour in Battle is Praiseworthy)
War Cry: Durga Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Durga)












Unit crest of The Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry
Motto: Balidanam Vir Lakshanam (Sacrifice is a Sign of the Brave)
War Cry: Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Mother India)












Unit crest of The Naga Regiment
Motto: Not Known
War Cry: Jai Durga Naga












Unit crest of The 1 Gorkha Rifles
Motto: Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (It is better to die than to be a coward)
War Cry: Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here)







Unit crest of The 3 Gorkha Rifles




Motto: Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (It is better to die than to be a coward)
War Cry: Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here)













Unit crest of The 4 Gorkha Rifles




Motto: Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (It is better to die than to be a coward)
War Cry: Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here)








Unit crest of The 5 Gorkha Rifles
Motto: Shaurya Evam Nistha (Courage and Determination)
War Cry: Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here)











Unit crest of The 9 Gorkha Rifles




Motto: Kayar Hunu Bhanda Marnu Ramro (It is better to die than to be a coward)
War Cry: Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here)











Unit crest of The 11 Gorkha Rifles
New Motto: Yatraham Vijayastatra (I - The Metaphor for Victory)
Old Motto: Nisswarth Kartavya (Selfless Duty)
War Cry: At the time of inception, the battle cry adopted by the Regiment was Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas Are Here) followed by 'Charge'. However, upon the raising of the 2/11 Gorkha Rifles in 1963, the then Commanding Officer desired that the unit battle cry be Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali (Victory to Mahakali, The Gorkhas Are Here). This cry was first raised by the Adjutant on the raising day on the occasion of the first flag hoisting at the unit Quarter Guard. Goddess Durga is known in this Regiment as Mahakali and invoking her blessings on the battlefield has imbibed itself deep in the troops. Additionally, the battle cry apart from infusing daring courage in the men, also helps create psychological fear in the enemy.

Unit crest of The Ladakh Scout (youngest regiment of the Indian Army)
Motto: Not Known
War Cry: Ki Ki So So Lhargyalo (Victory to the Gods)












Image courtesy: Bharat-rakshak.com

10 comments:

  1. સરસ માહીતી. આ તો ખબર જ ન હતી.

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  2. The motto and warcry are so impressive!!

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  3. hummm
    i came to know @ all of them today!
    thanx vishal.. i heardly knew 1-2 which i heard in our desi war films! the mottos and war cray are really best fits to them! all s so much organized!

    pls keep sharing such info!

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  4. thank you vishal for sharing such information which people like us hardly know.
    n for me, it was like a boost of enthusiasm, felt as if now i should make this war cries to fight against my ignorance; to study hard to reach the academy doors.
    keep sharing
    ye dil mange more.........

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  5. અરે વાહ! શું સરસ માહિતી લાવ્યા છો. દરેક સિમ્બોલનો ઈતિહાસ મળે તો વધુ મજા આવી જાય.

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  6. અરે વાહ! શું સરસ માહિતી લાવ્યા છો. દરેક સિમ્બોલનો ઈતિહાસ મળે તો વધુ મજા આવી જાય.

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  7. Dont you think its high time now for you to make a small film on these topics?

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  8. very very important information.. every Indian must know this..

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