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The Dogra Regiment

THE DOGRA REGIMENT

Regimental Uniform of The Brigade of the Guards
  • Regimental Centre: Faziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Regimental Insignia: A Tiger, revered as the mount of Goddess Durga, who is a widely worshipped deity in the Dogra Hills.
  • Motto: Kartavyam Anvatma (Duty Before Death).
  • War Cry: Jawala Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Jawala).
  • Regimental Battalions: 2nd Battalion
    ................................3rd Battalion
    ................................4th Battalion
    ................................5th Battalion
    ................................6th Battalion
    ................................7th Battalion
    ................................8th Battalion
    ................................9th Battalion
    ................................10th Battalion
    ................................11th Battalion
    ................................12th Battalion
    ................................13th Battalion
    ................................14th Battalion
    ................................15th Battalion
    ................................16th Battalion
    ................................17th Battalion
    ................................18th Battalion
    ................................19th Battalion
  • 1st Battalion ------> 7th Mech. Inf.

Post-Independence

  • Theatre Honours: Jammu & Kashmir - 1948, Punjab - 1965 and Punjab - 1971.
  • Battle Honours: Jhangar, Rajauri, Uri, Asal Uttar, Haji Pir, Raja Picquet, OP Hill, Siramani, Saudih, Dera Baba Nanak and Chandgram.
  • Honours & Awards: 1 Ashok Chakra, 1 Padma Bushan, 9 Maha Vir Chakras, 4 Kirti Chakras, 4 Yudh Seva Medals, 36 Vir Chakras, 1 Vir Chakra & Bar, 11 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, 5 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 13 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 119 Sena Medals, 21 Vishisht Seva Medals, 188 Mention-in-Despatches and 263 COAS's Commendation Cards.
  • Comments: The Dogras who form the hardy and loyal population of the hill regions of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir have a long tradition of soldiering. They had been in the service of the British some years as part of the Frontier Force. The Dogras formed into a regiment in 1887, and three Dogra Regiments were raised as part of the Bengal Infantry. During the World Wars, more Dogra battalions were added and after 1947 the Dogra Regiment gained further in the additional battalions as part of the Army's post-1962 expansion. The Dogra Scouts come under the aegis of the Dogra Regiment.

The Regiment has earned respect as a disciplined and dependable group of Infantry. Enrolling in the army has long been the ambition and career motivation of the hill regions of the Dogras. The earnings from the military service have been well spent for over a century in the otherwise economically backward hill region of the Dogras. Soldiering has not only become a substantial part of the economic structure of the Dogra Hills, but created social and cultural traditions built on the people's association with the army. The regiment has produced one Army Chief, General Nirmal Chander Vij. The General also serves as the 10th Colonel-in-Chief of the Dogra Regiment and the Dogra Scouts.

 

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