This article will deal with the classification of regiments that the Indian Army operates in.

Artillery Regiment :

The Artillery Regiment is the second biggest arm of the Indian armed force and comprises very nearly one-6th of its complete quality, with the units being sorted out on a corps and divisional premise. Prior, Artillery was classed as a battle bolster arm, yet now, it is classed as a battle arm with needs moving between direct support and counter siege.

Its fundamental assignment is to command the front line with enormous capability so the adversary can neither meddle with the tasks nor build up their very own viably.

The biggest Artillery focus is situated at Nashik in Maharashtra. The regiment has commended its 175th commemoration in 2002.

The ninth Parachute Field Regiment, eleventh Field Regiment, 861 Regiment equipped with Bramhos, 170 Medium Regiment (Veer Rajput, etc are all cannons regiments of the Indian Army.

Units and their Types of equipment in Artillery :

In the Indian Army, there are 3 Artillery Divisions. They are

  • 40 Artillery Division (Ambala, Haryana)(under Western Command).
  • 41 Artillery Division (Pune, Maharashtra)(under Southern Command).
  • 42 Artillery Division (Alwar, Rajasthan)(under South Western Command).

Light Artillery(Mortars) :
  • 120 mm E1 Light Mortar
  • Field Artillery
  • 105mm Indian Field Gun
  • 105mm Light Field Gun
  • 122mm D-30 Howitzer
Medium Artillery :
  • 130mm M-46 Field Gun
  • 155mm Haubits FH77/B Howitzer
  • 155mm Soltam Gun
  • 155mm Dhanush Gun
Self-propelled Artillery :
  • 105mm FV433 Abbot self-propelled gun
  • 130mm M-46 Catapult self-propelled gun
  • 155mm K-9 Vajra self-propelled gun
Rocket Artillery :
  • 122mm BM-21 Grad Multiple Barrel Rocket Launcher
  • 214mm Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
  • 300mm BM-30 Smerch Multiple Barrel Rocket Launcher
  • S-400
Missile Artillery :
  • Brahmos Missile System
  • Agni Missile System
  • Prithivi Missile System
Surveillance & Target Acquisition :
  • ELM Mast Mobile Radar System[disambiguation needed]
  • UAV Drones (Heron) System
  • WLR (Weapons Locating Radar) System
  • LORROS (Long Range Reconnaissance and Observation Systems)
  • MBFSR (Medium Range Battlefield Surveillance Radar) System

Armored Regiment :

There are around 93 fields of the defensively covered regiments in the military. From the 65th Armored Regiment onwards, the terms ‘Rangers’ and ‘Lancer’ were apportioned.

The majority of the regiments have autonomous surveillance squadrons which comprise of tanks or heavily clad vehicles, infantry and substantial mortars.

They fill in as observation units for protected divisions free heavily clad detachments and different arrangements. These incorporate President’s Bodyguards, first Skinned Horse, second Lancers, fourth Hodson’s Horse, seventh Cavalry, and 21st Central India Horse, etc.

The well known Armored Regiments include:

Name Other Name(s) Raising Date Raising Commander Raising Location
President’s Bodyguard
1st Horse Skinner’s Horse, The Yellow Boys
2nd Lancers Gardner’s Horse
3rd Cavalry Flamingoes
4 Horse Hodson’s Horse 1857
5th Armoured Regiment** 1-Dec-83 Lt Col J.P.S. Hanspal Jodhpur
6th Lancers*** 1-Feb-84 Lt Col R.S. Deol, SM Nabha
7th Light Cavalry 3rd Madras Lancers, 28th Light Cavalry 1784
8th Light Cavalry 5th Madras Native Cavalry, 1st Madras Native Cavalry, 4th Nizam of Hyderabad’s Contingent Cavalry, 30th Lancers(Gordon’s Horse), 26th Prince of Wales’ Own Cavalry, 26th King George’s Own Cavalry8th King George’s Own Light Cavalry 23 Oct 1787 Maj Henry Darley Arcot
9th Deccan Horse The Royal Deccan Horse 1790
10th Armoured Regiment 16-Apr-84 Lt Col Kulwant Singh Ahmednagar
11th Armoured Regiment 7-May-84 Lt Col Harjeet Singh Lamba Kaluchak
12th Armoured Regiment 1-Oct-84 Lt Col L.R. Vaid Kapurthala
13th Armoured Regiment Triskaideca, Nightstrikers 21-Dec-84 Lt Col Balram Singh Mehta Ahmednagar
14 Horse The Scinde Horse 1838/1846
15th Armoured Regiment 1-Mar-85 Lt Col M.D. Law Mamun
16th Light Cavalry 1776
17 Horse The Poona Horse, Fakr-e-Hind 15 July 1817 Sirur
18 Cavalry 31 January 1842
19th Armoured Regiment
20th Lancers 1857/1858 Lt Col Umrao Singh Ahmednagar
Re-raised 10 July 1956
Central India Horse 21st King George V’s Own Horse
41st Armoured Regiment 1-Jul-80 Lt Col J P Singh Ahmednagar
42nd Armoured Regiment 1-Jan-81 Lt Col Ranjit Talwar Babina
43rd Armoured Regiment 1981 Lt Col B M Kapur Ahmednagar
44 Armoured Regiment 15-Dec-81 Lt Col D.S. Dhillon Ahmednagar
45th Cavalry Paintalis Risala 16-May-65 Lt Col S.K. Candade New Delhi
46th Armoured Regiment Thunderbolts 1-Jul-82 Lt Col Prithpal Singh Sandhu Ahmednagar
47th Armoured Regiment Penetrators 15-Nov-82 Lt Col Tejvir Singh Sirohi Babina
48th Armoured Regiment 1-Dec-82 Lt Col DS Dhadwal Meerut
49th Armoured Regiment Falcons 1-Oct-83 Lt Col J.P.S. Nakai Ahmednagar
50 Armoured Regiment Fear Naught Jul-89 Lt Col A. .K Bhatia Ahmednagar
51 Armoured Regiment The Unicorn 15-Jul-89 Lt Col R S Gill
52 Armoured Regiment 1-Feb-94 Col Jugvir Singh Roorkee
56 Armoured Regiment Lion Hearts 1-Oct-11
61 Cavalry 1-Oct-53 Lt Col. Phulel Singh Gwalior
62 Cavalry 31-Mar-57 Lt Col RS Butalia Ambala
63 Cavalry Tresath 2-Jan-57 Lt Col Harmandar Singh Alwar
64 Cavalry 31-Mar-66 Lt Col Trevor Lancelot Perry Babina
65 Armoured Regiment 1-Sep-66 Lt Col K K Kaul
66 Armoured Regiment 1-Sep-66 Lt Col Narinder Singh Ahmednagar
67 Armoured Regiment 15-Sep-67 Lt Col Niranjan Singh Cheema
68 Armoured Regiment Gladiators 1-Mar-68 Lt Col R.N. Thumby
75 Armoured Regiment 12-Mar-72 Lt Col Vijai Singh Sakna
84 Armoured Regiment 1976 Lt Col Tarif Singh Dhiyia
85 Armoured Regiment 1-Oct-76 Lt Col D P Singh Ahmednagar
86 Armoured Regiment Chhiassi 1-Mar-77 Lt Col NS Malik Ahmednagar
89 Armoured Regiment 1-Feb-80
90 Armoured Regiment 15-Aug-79 Lt Col Manjit Singh Sawhney Pawan Da Chak

Infantry Regiments :

The infantry regiment is the biggest component of the infantry division. It is a military association, not a field development. Not every one of the units of an infantry regiment battle together as one arrangement, however are scattered over different developments, for example, detachments, divisions and corps as referenced in one of my past articles. Its strategic activities and developments are composed with those of different divisions.

The infantry regiments connect with and decimate the foe in close battle during the ambush or hold its situation during the barrier. They are prepared, sorted out and prepared to utilize weapons of close battle to help its ambush weapons with heavier shoot and to give constrained regulatory help to its units.

The well known infantry regiments include:

Regiment Active From Regimental Center Motto War Cry
The Brigade of the Guards 1948 Kamptee, Maharashtra “Pahla hamesha pahla” (“first always first”) “Garud ka hun bol pyare” (“I am the son of Garuda, Say O my friend”)
Mechanised Infantry Regiment 1979 Ahmednagar, Maharashtra “Valour and faith” “Bolo Bharat Mata ki jai” (“say victory to Mother India”)
Madras Regiment 1758 Wellington, Tamil Nadu “Swadharme nidhanam shreyaha” (“it is a glory to die doing one’s duty”) “Vetri vel, Veera vel” (“Brave and victorious Spear – allegory to Lord Murugan’s weapon (spear) “)
Thiyyar Regiment 1887 Thalassery,Malabar “Chathichavane viswasikaruth, Viswasichave chathikaruth” (Never trust a cheater,Never cheat on those who trust you) “Gurusi Devik” (Sacrifice for goddess Devi)
Rajputana Rifles 1775 Delhi Cantonment “Veer bhogya vasundhara” (“the brave shall inherit the earth”) “Raja Ramachandra ki jai” (“victory to King Ramachandra”)
Rajput Regiment 1778 Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh “Sarvatra vijay” (“victory everywhere”) “Bol Bajrang Bali Ki jai” (“say victory to Lord Hanuman”)
Dogra Regiment 1877 Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh “Kartavyam anvatma” (“duty before death”) “Jawala Mata ki jai” (“victory to Goddess Jawala”)
Sikh Regiment 1846 Ramgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand “Nischay kar apni jeet karon” (“with determination, I will be triumphant”) “Jo bole So Nihal, sat sri akal” (“he who cries ‘God is truth’ is ever happy”) “Wahe Guruji Da Khalsa, Wahe Guruji Di Fateh” (“The Khalsa of Waheguru is victorious”)
Jat Regiment 1795 Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh “Sangathan va veerta” (“unity and valour”) “Jat balwan, jai bhagwan” (“the Jat is strong, victory to God”)
Parachute Regiment 1945 Bengaluru, Karnataka “Shatrujeet” (“the conqueror”) “Balidan Param Dharma” (“Sacrifice Before Duty”)
Punjab Regiment 1761 Ramgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand “Sthal wa jal” (“by land and sea”) “Jo bole So Nihal, sat sri akal” (“he who cries ‘God is truth’ is ever happy”); “Bol Jawala Ma ki jai” (“say victory to Goddess Jawala”)
The Grenadiers 1778 Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh “Sarvada shaktishali (“always strong”) “Sarvada shaktishali” (“always strong”)
Sikh Light Infantry 1944 Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh “Deg teg fateh” (“prosperity in peace and victory in war”) “Jo bole So Nihal, sat sri akal” (“he who cries ‘God is truth’ is ever happy”)
Maratha Light Infantry 1768 Belgaum, Karnataka “Duty, honour, courage” “Bola Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki jai, Temlai Mata ki jai” (“say victory to Emperor Shivaji, victory to Goddess Temlai”)
The Garhwal Rifles 1887 Lansdowne, Uttarakhand “Yudhaya krit nischya” (“fight with determination”) “Badri Vishal Lal ki jai” (“victory to the Great Lord Badri Nath”)
Kumaon Regiment 1813 Ranikhet, Uttarakhand “Parakramo vijayate” (“valour triumphs”) “Kalika Mata ki jai” (“victory to Goddess Kali”); “Bajrang Bali ki jai” (“victory to Lord Hanuman”); “Dada Kishan ki jai” (“Victory to Dada Kishan”)
Assam Regiment 1941 Shillong, Meghalaya “Assam vikram” (“unique valour”) “Rhino charge”
Bihar Regiment 1941 Danapur, Bihar “Karam hi dharam” (“work is worship”) “Jai Bajrang Bali” (“victory to Lord Hanuman”)
Mahar Regiment 1941 Saugor, Madhya Pradesh “Yash sidhi” (“success and attainment”) “Bolo Hindustan ki jai” (“say victory to India”)
Jammu & Kashmir Rifles 1821 Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh “Prashata ranvirta” (“valour in battle is praiseworthy”) “Durga Mata ki jai” (“victory to Goddess Durga”)
Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry 1947 Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir “Balidanam vir lakshanam ” (“sacrifice is a characteristic of the brave”) “Bharat Mata ki jai” (“victory to Mother India”)
Naga Regiment 1970 Ranikhet, Uttarakhand “Parakramo vijayate” (“valour triumphs”) “Jai Durga Naga” (“victory to Durga Naga”)
1 Gorkha Rifles 1815 Subathu, Himachal Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”) “Jai Ma Kali, ayo Gorkhali” (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
3 Gorkha Rifles 1815 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”) “Jai Ma Kali, ayo Gorkhali” (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
4 Gorkha Rifles 1857 Sabathu, Himachal Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”) “Jai Ma Kali, ayo Gorkhali” (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) 1858 Shillong, Meghalaya “Shaurya evam nistha” (“courage and determination”) “Jai Ma Kali, ayo Gorkhali” (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
8 Gorkha Rifles 1824 Shillong, Meghalaya “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”) “Jai Ma Kali, ayo Gorkhali” (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
9 Gorkha Rifles 1817 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”) Jai Ma Kali, Ayo Gorkhali (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
11 Gorkha Rifles 1918-1922; from 1948 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh “Yatraham vijayastatra” (“Victory resides where I reside”) “Jai Ma Kali, Ayo Gorkhali (“hail Goddess Kali, here come the Gorkhas”)
Ladakh Scouts 1963 Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir “Ki ki so so Lhargyalo” (“Victory to God”)
Arunachal Scouts 2010 Rayang, Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim Scouts 2013

Corps of Army Air Defense :

The Corps of Army Air Defense (contracted as AAD), is a functioning corps of the Indian Army and a significant confrontational development entrusted with air barriers of the nation from outside dangers. The AAD Corps is liable for the insurance of Indian air space from foe air ship and rockets, particularly beneath 5,000 feet.[3]

The historical backdrop of the AAD goes back to 1939 during the hours of the British Raj in India. The corps effectively participated in the Second World War battling for the benefit of the British Empire. Post autonomy, the corps has partaken in every one of the wars including India, beginning from the 1947 Indo-Pakistani War to the 1999 Kargil struggle.

The corps delighted in independent status from 1994, after the bifurcation of the Corps of Air Defense Artillery from the Army’s ordnance regiment. A different preparing school, the Army Air Defense College (AADC), was set up to train its work force.

Corps of Engineers :

The Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army has a long history going back to the mid-eighteenth century. The soonest existing subunit of the Corps (18 Field Company) goes back to 1777 while the Corps authoritatively perceives its introduction to the world as 1780 when the senior most gathering of the Corps, the Madras Sappers were raised.

The Corps comprises of three gatherings of battle engineers, to be specific the Madras Sappers, the Bengal Sappers and the Bombay Sappers. A gathering is generally closely resembling a regiment of Indian infantry, each gathering comprising of various engineer regiments. The architect regiment is the essential battle engineer unit, similar to an infantry brigade.

Other than the battle builds, the Corps keeps an eye on and works significant designing associations, for example, the Military Engineer Services [2], the Border Roads Organization (BRO), the Married Accommodation Project and the Survey of India.[1]

School of Military Engineering, Pune (CME) is the head specialized and strategic preparing establishment of the Indian Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Madras Sappers
  • Bengal Sappers
  • Bombay Sappers



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