India - Press Information Bureau
Ministry of Defence
Posted On: 10 DEC 2021 3:46PM by PIB Delhi
There are 27 Infantry Regiments in the Indian Army. Details are as follows:
|S.No.||Regiment||Year of Raising|
|13.||KUMAON (including NAGA)||1730|
|17.||JAK RIF (including LADAKH SCOUTS)||1837|
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Budget allocation in the Army is not carried out Regiment wise.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† As per Government policy on the subject, all citizens irrespective of their class, creed, region or religion are eligible for recruitment in the Indian Army. After Independence, it has been the policy of the Government not to raise any new Regiment for a particular class/community/religion or region. Adequate vacancies are being provided to all classes to ensure equitable opportunity for recruitment into the Army.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Many Petitions, VIP references, Parliament questions, Private Member Bills etc for raising of new regiments based on Class/Region/Names of Historical and National Heroes etc have been received from time to time. However, as per Government Policy quoted above, no new regiment has been raised.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† One of the War Cries of BIHAR Regiment is "BIRSA MUNDA KI JAI". Indian Army has numerous Regiments across various Arms & Services. They have been constituted in different years and have different slogans.
¬†This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Naba Kumar Sarania in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID: 1780094)
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