The Indian Army has proved that the regimental colours its Jawans carry are still a matter of honour. The many wars it faced, have ensured that those traditions would be carried on by many generations of fighting Jawans in the years to come. Most of all, the Jawans have learnt that after all was said and done, honour in battle meant standing one's ground and fighting - even to the last man or tank if necessary. Jai Hind!! Jai Jawan!!
The Hall of Fame in Leh was set up by the Indian Army XV Corps as a Museum cum Memorial to the War Heroes. It is open to Public and is situated near the Leh Airfield. Photos Courtesy : Praveen Sundaram www.photoyogi.com
Till the 1965 War, India only had a single Armoured Division and an Independent Armoured Brigade. However the number of formations raised has seen a steady expansion after 1965. These have been augmented with the raising of "Mechanised" Brigades consisting of Mech Infantry Regiments.
Distinguishing Rank Flags are commonly used on vehicles to display the rank of the officer travelling in them. These are carried on the car bonnet in addition to the 'Star Plates' already affixed to the front and rear.
The Indian Army has several static formations in its orbat called "Areas" which in turn consists of "Sub-Areas". These static formations consist of geographical areas and are under the command of a Major General and Brigadier respectively. The static formations have similar patches to those of combat formations.
The Indian Army fields 13 Corps. Each Corps has its own "Shield" emblem with two red stripes intersected by a White Strip and a Corps Emblem super impossed in the Center. All formation members wear a Patch on their left sleeve.
The Army HQ is located in New Delhi and functions as the command, control & administration of the Indian Army as a whole. The Army is further divided into six operational commands (field armies) and one training command.
2nd Battalion The KUMAON Regiment, popularly known 2 KUMAON (Berar) is one of the oldest battalions of the Indian Army with a glorious past. Though we all know that the KUMAON Regiment’s fore runner was the Nizam’s Hyderabad Regiment, very little is known about the 2 KUMAON’s Berar connection.
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