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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!!

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Yellow Boys - Skinner’s Horse

Sowar, Skinner's Horse.jpg This article covers the history of the Skinner's Horse Regiment, one of the most distinguished cavalry regiments of the Indian Army.



Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 20:36

1971 War: Dhaka or Bust?

XXXIII Corps SectorWas Army HQ in 1971 so blind that they failed to identify Dhaka (then Dacca) as a military objective? Sumit Walia looks into the claims of Lt Gen J F R Jacob and analyses the existing litterature.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 12:13

Leh's Hall of Fame

Leh's Hall of FameThe 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

Go to Leh's Hall of Fame

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 October 2011 03:40

The President's Body Guard - A History

altThis article covers the history of the President’s Body Guard. PBG is the oldest surviving mounted unit and the senior most regiment of the Indian Army.



Last Updated on Sunday, 02 September 2012 14:26

Cavalry Tank Museum

Ahmednagar's Cavalry Tank Museum

Ahmednagar's Cavalry Tank Museum

Photographs by Rahulm

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 November 2010 00:48

Armoured Formations

altTill 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. 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 05:43

Rank Flags

altDistinguishing 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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2009 16:28

Area and Sub-Area Badges

altThe 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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2009 14:49

Corps Badges

altThe 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2009 15:26

Command Badges

altThe 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2009 15:53

The Beraris - 2nd Bn, Kumaon Regiment

alt2nd 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. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 May 2009 19:28

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