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The Jat Regiment

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  • Regimental Centre: Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Regimental Insignia: The Roman numeral nine representing its ninth position in the regimental hierarchy of the Indian Army of the 1920s. The insignia also has a bugle indicating the Light Infantry antecedents of two of its battalions.
  • Regimental Motto: Sangathan Va Veerta (Unity And Valour).
  • War Cry: Jat Balwan, Jai Bhagwan (Brave Jat, Victory to God).
  • Regimental Battalions: 2nd Battalion (former 15th Jat)
    .................................3rd Battalion (old 10th Jats)
    .................................4th Battalion (old 18th Inf.)
    .................................5th Battalion
    .................................6th Battalion
    .................................7th Battalion (former 11th Jat)
    .................................8th Battalion
    .................................9th Battalion
    .................................11th Battalion
    .................................12th Battalion (former 31st Jat)
    .................................14th Battalion
    .................................15th Battalion
    .................................16th Battalion
    .................................17th Battalion
    .................................18th Battalion
    .................................19th Battalion
    .................................20th Battalion
    .................................21st Battalion

Regimental Uniform of The Brigade of the GuardsPost-Independence

  • Theatre Honours: Jammu & Kashmir - 1947-48, Punjab - 1965, Jammu & Kashmir - 1971 and East Pakistan - 1971.
  • Battle Honours: Zoji La, Rajauri, Ladakh, Phillora and Dograi.
  • Honours & Awards: 8 Maha Vir Chakras, 5 Kirti Chakras, 1 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 34 Vir Chakras and 12 Shaurya Chakras.
  • Comments: The Jat Regiment claims its origins from the Calcutta Native Militia raised in 1795, which later became an infantry battalion of the Bengal Army. After 1860, there was a substantial increase in the recruitment of Jats in the Indian Army, however the Class Regiment, The Jats, was initially created as infantry units in 1897 from old battalions of the Bengal Army. In January 1922, at the time of the grouping of the Class Regiments of the Indian Army, the IX Jat Regiment was formed by bringing under a single regiment, four active and one training battalion. The Jats are known in Indian history for their skill with weapons and in combat. They had formed part of almost all successful armies of Indian feudal states.

The Jat Regiment - A BR Monitor article by Mandeep Bajwa and Ravi Rikhye.

 

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