31 May 2016

300 Years of 15 Punjab (Patiala) Regiment 13.4.2005

One of the oldest and the most decorated battalions of the Indian Army, 15 Punjab (Patiala) was raised on 13th April, 1705, by Baba Alia Singh, founder of the Patiala State. By virtue of its bravery and valour, the battalion has earned acclaim and glory. Serving in different geographical locations, bracing hostile climate in difficult terrain, the battalion displayed gallantry in different parts of the globe as well as in the country. During World War I, it took part in operation in Middle East (Suez, Gallipoli and Palestine). In 1932 it was redesignated as 1st Patiala Rajindra Sikh Infantry.
During 1971 war the battalion fought heroically at Hussainiwala. In 1988 the battalion evicted the intruders from Dalunang Sector and was awarded one Yudh Seva Medal, one Mentioned-in-despatched and eight Chief of Army Staff Commendation cards. The battalion showed exemplary  performance during the Counter Insurgency Operations in Baramulla Sector during 1992 to  1995, earning fifty awards including one Kirti Chakra and two Shaurya Chakra. For its excellent performance at Sunderbani (J&KJ during 'OP VIJAY' in 1999, the Battalion was Awarded one Vishisht Seva Medal along with other awards.

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