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Indian Army Marches
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General Salute Indian Army Marches

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The General Salute tune played by the Indian Army Band. General Salute is authorised for a Brigadier and above.
Indian Soldiers [NEW!]
Quick March composed by Major RK Gurung SM
Cariappa March [NEW!]
Quick March composed by IEN Chauhan and arranged for the military band by F.H Reid. This march is a popular Entry March of the Chief of Army Staff's Band during Miitary Tattoos.
Amar Senani (Immortal Soldier) [NEW!]
Quick March composed by Captain HK Thakur
Sitare Hind (The Star of India) [NEW!]
Quick March composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM
Bansi Wala (the flute player) [NEW!]
Quick March composed by LB Gurung
Bhupaal [NEW!]
Quick March composed by JN Roychaudhary, arranged for the military band by LB Gurung. This tune is based on the Hindustani Raaga Bhupal (Bhupaalam in Carnatic Music).
Giri Raj (The King of Mountains) [NEW!]
Quick March composed by SR Kandpal
Gul Marg [NEW!]
Quick March composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM. Gulmarg is a scenic village town in Kashmir Valley, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
SinhGarh[NEW!]
Quick March composed by Subedar AP James of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre. This tune is the quick march of the Maratha Light Infantry. Sinhgarh was the name of one the forts of the Maratha ruler, Shivaji.
Veer Sipahi (Brave Soldier)[NEW!]
Quick March composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM
Hathroi [NEW!]
A tune composed by F.H Reid. Hathroi is a famous fort in the state of Rajasthan.
General Nirmal [NEW!]
A tune composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM. This tune is dedicated to General Nirmal Chander Vij, who was the Chief of Army Staff
Patni Top [NEW!]
Quick march played by the pipe band. This tune was composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM. Patni Top is a small town on the way to Sri Nagar, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Surya [NEW!]
Quick march played by the pipe band. This tune was composed by P Thakur and Subedar BB Thapa
Veer Siachen (The Mighty Siachen) [NEW!]
Quick march played by the pipe band. This tune was composed by Major Nazir Hussain VSM
Kumaoni Geet (Songs from Kumaon) [NEW!]
Quick march played by the pipe band. Composed by Subedar Jaman Singh
Kedar Nath [NEW!]
Quick march played by the pipe band. Composed by Major Mansa Ram. Kedar Nath is a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre in the Himalayas.
Swagatam (Welcome)
This tune is not a march, but played during other ceremonial occassions. It is based on the lyrics of Narindar Sharma, and is composed by L.B Gurung.
Raag Yaman
A good quick march composed by L.B Gurung, former Director of Music, Military Music Wing. The march is based on a Hindustani Raaga known as Yaman Kalyan (or Yamuna Kalyani in Carnatic music).
Channa Bilawari
Slow march composed by Subedar Ram Pal, Band Master of the Kumaon Regiment. This tune has been adapted from a popular folk song of Kumaon hills. The song is sung by a girl requesting her father that she should not be got married to a boy of the village "Channa Bilauri" which is very hot and humid. Used to the luxury of cold climate, the girl narrates how it will be difficult for her to get adjusted with the heat waves in Channa Bilauri. This is generally played during inspection of Parades.
Aaj Dia Rati
Composed by Naib Subedar Dina Nath, instructor of music at the Military Music Wing. This slow march is based on Dogra folk tune.
Almora March
This is a quick march composed by Subedar Major Ganesh Gurung, the band Master of the Kumaon Regiment. It is based on a Kumaoni folk tune.
Gangotri
This stunning quick march was judged as the best quick march during the Army Band Competition held in the year 1976 and received the "Lawrence D' Mello Shield". It was composed by Subedar Major Bachan Singh Negi, the band master of Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre. Gangotri is also the name of a glacier in the Himalayas.
Kerala
A quick march based on an old song of Kerala, a state known for its natural beauty. Composed by Havildar Major Madhavan Nair, who is also a native of this state.
Pragati
Quick march composed by Risaldar Surat Singh, an instructor at the Military Music Wing. Pragati means progress. This incidentally happens to be the first composition of the composer.
General Tappy
This march has been dedicated to General Tapishwar Narain Raina, ex-Chief of Army Staff, an officer of Kumaon Regt. The Quick march, General Tappy is a Tribute to this great soldier. It was composed by Subedar Ganesh Gurung, who was the band master of the Kumaon Regiment.
Torch Light
Quick March composed by Lieutenant (later Captain) H.K.Thakur
Desh Sena (The Nation's Army) milband/deshsena.ram
Slow march composed by Harold Joseph
Sam Bahadur (Sam, the Brave)
Quick march composed by L.B.Gurung. This tune is named after Field Marshal S.H.F.J Manekshaw, the hero of the 1971 war. Manekshaw had commanded a few Gorkha units, and was affectionatley called Sam Bahadur.
Dhwaj Ka Rakshak (The Defenders of the Flag)
Slow march composed by J.H.D Simeon.
Gorkha Brigade
Quick march played by the pipe band. Composed by L.B Gurung.
Hai Kancha (Hey..young boy)
Quick march played by the pipe band. Composed by L.B. Gurung. Kancha in Gorkhali, means a young boy. It is an affectionate term used in the Indian Army, when referring to Gorkha soldiers.
Navrang (New Colours)
Slow march composed by L.B Gurung. It is played by the pipe band.
IMA Troop
Slow march composed by Harold Joseph.
Kadam Barhaye Jaa (Forward March)
A stunning Quick march composed by Jemadar Sete. This is also the regimental quick march of the Para Regiments.
Konkan Sundari (The beauty from Konkan)
Quick march composed by Harold Joseph, based on Goan traditional music. Konkan is a coastal area, lying in the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Samman Guard (The Honour Guard)
Slow march composed by L.B Gurung. This tune may be used during the inspection of a Guard of Honour.
Hanste Lushai (The smiling hills of Lushai)
Quick march composed by Harold Joseph. Lushai hills lie in the border state of Mizoram, close to Myanmar (Burma).
Moomal
Waltz composed by F.H Reid. Moomal is the name of a beautiful princess of Rajasthan. Her story is still sung in many ballads and folklores. This is not a march, but will be played during other military functions where the band will be in attendance.
Rajasthan
Slow march composed by F.H. Reid.
Sher-E-Jawan (Tiger of a Soldier)
Quick march composed by Subedar (later Captain) H.K Thakur.
General Thimayya
Quick march played by the pipe band. It was composed by Subedar Triloki.
Vir Gorkha (The Brave Gorkha)
Quick march composed by L.B. Gurung, it is based on Gorkha folk songs.
Kadam Kadam Bhadaye Jaa .. (Every Step, Forward)
Quick march composed by Captain Ram Singh, to inspire the freedom fighters of the INA. The tune is still used as a quick march of the Indian Army. It is also the Regimental March past of the Para Military forces.