25 June 2015

Jat Regiment - Presentation of Colours 16.2.1983

The stamp portrays the past and present Jat soldiers in the uniforms of the day, flanking the old 'Head' emblem of Jat Regiment. The first day cover shows the Jat Regiment Colours.

JAT REGIMENT The Jat Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments of the Indian Army. Its first Battalion was raised in 1803 at FATEHGARH as 1/22 Bengal Native Infantry, later redignated as 1/9 Jat Regiment. The Battalion was bestowed the title "Light Infantry" in recognition of its epic march from Kabul to Kandahar in 1842. 
Since Independence the regiment has been awarded 3 PVSMs, 1 AVSM, 7 MVCs, 4 KCs, 32 Vir Chakras, 9 SCs and 29 Sena Medals besides numerous COAS's Commendation Crads. The motto of the regiment is "Sangathan Wa Veerta" which truly signifies a spirit of unity and valour. The Twelfth, Fifteenth and Nineteenth Battalions of the Regiment raised on 6 Feb' 70, 15 May '76, and 1 Aug '80 respectively have the honour of being presented colours on 16th Feb '83 at Bareilly by the Chief of Army Staff, General K V Krishna Rao, PVSM.

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