All about the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

All about the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment
09-April 2021 2.00

Active since 1941 in the service of the Nation, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is a vital constituent of the Indian Army. The regimental headquarter of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is located in Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Decorated with the motto of "DegTegFateh (Prosperity in Peace and Victory in War)", the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is actively participating in national defence with its 19 battalions. Brigadier Sant Singh, one of the six officers of the Indian Army to have been twice decorated with the MahaVir Chakra, was an officer of the Indian Army belonging to the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment. With 15 MahaVir Chakra, 16 Kirti Chakra, 23 Vir Chakra, and 28 Shaurya Chakra, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is one of the most embellished regiments of the Indian Army.

 

History & Establishment of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

 

The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is also known as the Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikh Regiment because it comprises the Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikh soldiers who are well known for their courage, and loyalty. The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments of the Indian Army with its origin in the middle of the 19th century when the first Mazhabi soldiers were recruited into the British Indian Army in 1850. With active participation in World War I & World War II, the Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikh Regiment was renamed as the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in 1944. Since India's Independence from the British Rule in 1947, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment holds an elite regimental status and has set an exceptional standard in military warfare.

 

 

Overview of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

Particulars

Details

Regimental Name

Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

Previously Known As

Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikh Regiment

Wing

Indian Army

Active Since

1941

Regimental Headquarters

Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Regiment Type

Light Infantry Regiment

Size of Battalions

19 Battalions

Motto of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

DegTegFateh (Prosperity in Peace and Victory in War)

War Cry of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal

Predecessor Regiments

23rd, 32nd and 34th Royal Sikh Pioneers of the British Indian Army

 

Participation of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in Different Warfare

  • Counter Terrorism in Siachen Glacier
  • United Nations Emergency Force
  • Second Opium War
  • Second Anglo-Afghan War
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Indian Rebellion of 1857
  • Annexation of Goa in 1961
  • Operation Pawan
  • Jaffna University Helidrop
  • Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • Bangladesh Liberation War

 

Notable People from the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment

Name

Designation

General VedPrakash Malik

19th Chief of the Army Staff

General Bikram Singh

24th Chief of the Army Staff

General Manoj MukundNaravane

27th Chief of the Army Staff

 

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