The enemy after failing in the frontal attacks switched the main effort on this sector. The Rajput Regimental center is in Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh. That ended the matter. 15 Rajput was in the Fazilka area. A commemorative postage stamp on the Bicentenary of the 2 nd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment (Kali chindi), an Indian Army infantry regiment :. He was hit by two bullets, one in the head and another in the chest and at last fell making the supreme sacrifice. Aggressive patrolling was done by 1 and 3 Rajputs around Naushera and Kot. Lack of winter clothing added to the hardships of the men on these snowy heights. The history of 17 Battalion The Rajput Regiment, (having as its motto "Badhe Chalo" - "Keep Moving Forward" or "Get Cracking On") is fraught with a saga of unparalled bravery, sacrifice and professional excellence. The battalion was deployed in a trackless wilderness, where no mules could go and no civilian population lived which could help logistically. After the fall of Jhangar, Naushera became the enemy's next objective. It suffered heavy casualties during the attacks. Sub. A grim battles was the fought and the Rajputs were successful in evicting the enemy. On raising of the Brigade of Guards, the 1st Rajput was transferred to them and became 4th Battalion Brigade of Guards. It had its share of fighting in clearing the raiders from some hill features around Naushera. On 6 February 1948 a strong patrol was send out in the area east of Naushera. It was involved in heavy fighting for the capture of Beriwala bridge and Ghazi post. The Japanese holding this feature had turned back repeated attacks by other battalions but the Rajputs carried the day winning an, The 3rd battalion was shipped by convoy to, The 4th battalion was also involved in the. Drigpal Singh received a posthumous Maha Vir Chakra for his gallant actions. In September 1948, 4 Rajput were moved to Zoji La as part of the 77 Para Brigade. Akhaura proved a tough nut to crack, fighting for it took nearly three days. It then led the brigade attack on Kushtia. Sikdar Singh picked him up and carried him back to the main patrol area. 16 Rajput participated in the Battle of Hilli and then led the brigade advance to Ghoraghat and on to Rangpur. Jadunath Singh rushed out of his defensive position throwing hand grenades and firing his Sten gun, taking the enemy by surprise and forcing them to withdraw to regroup. On 17 May 1965, B Coy under Maj. Baljit Singh Randhawa infiltrated deep behind the enemy held posts and attacked them. The brigade was stretched on a twelve-mile front along the Namka Chu, with the marching time from one end to the other being five days. Sikdar Singh picked him up and carried him back to the main patrol area. Nanak Singh, who was in charge of an LMG position as to where his range card was, and how could he fire properly without knowing his primary and secondary arcs. 5th Battalion: see 11th Regiment of Rajput Infantry; 10th (Training) Battalion: see 16th Rajput Infantry (The Lucknow Regiment) In 1947, upon Indian independence, became part of the Indian Army and was renamed the Rajput Regiment. PHOTOS FROM THE ARCHIVES. Recruitment History of Indian Army Rajput Regiment Soldiers. The Rajput Regiment is a regiment in the Indian Army that is composed primarily of the Rajput clans from India. It had its share of fighting in clearing the raiders from some hill features around Naushera. Usman had directed C Coy to hold this position at any cost in case of an attack. The Chinese sensing that their obstacle in taking 2nd Rajputs lay with Major Pant, brought a volley of machine gun fire on his position killing him instantly. The 1st Battalion fought at the battle of Delhi (1803), which broke the power of the Marathas at the Imperial court. Rajput battalions played an active part in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. These were again recaptured by another battalion in August 1965. Yet he continued to lead and inspire his men, exhorting them to fight till the end to the last man. Covering a distance of 70 km in the first five days of the war the Rajputs reached Chachro. In 1950 there was another change among the infantry regiments. Out of 513 all ranks of 2 Rajput in battle, 282 were killed and 81 were wounded and captured. The 5th Battalion captured three Sikh standards at the battle of Gujarat. During these operations it won 1 DSO, 1 MC, 3 MMs and 17 Mentioned-in-Despatches. Rikh was released from the POW camp, he wrote up the citations but GoI and MoD made lame excuses and did not pay any attention to them. After the fall of Jhangar, Naushera became the enemy's next objective. 4 Rajput as a part of 121 Infantry Brigade were ordered to capture Point 13620 and Black Rock (15000) also known as Kargil heights to remove any threat to the Srinagar-Leh highway. The 1st Battalion was in the Arakan during the Burma campaignand then took over the defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The enemy, however still continued to advance. Usman had directed C company to hold this position at any cost in case of an attack. At the temporary bridge, Naik Roshan Singh's section clung doggedly to its position till every man was killed. The Rajputs were awarded a MVC to Maj. B.S. Six such attacks were launched and there was heavy hand to hand fighting in some posts. For his gallantry, Jadunath Singh was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. 2 Rajput came in next and were employed for L of C duties around Jammu. The capture of Point 551, also called Rajput Hill was the most important. The battalion took up hastily erected defensive positions along the Namka Chu. The 3rd battalion fought the Battles of Qurna and Kut-al-Amara against the Turks. During the thick of the battle he continuously visited the company positions and encouraged the men to fight in the Rajput tradition. After the Kargil War the battalion moved to Ethiopia and Eritrea as a part of a United Nations Mission (UNMEE). Sepoy Jhandu Singh rushed to his rescue, the Jemadar ordered him to leave him behind but the sepoy lifted him on his back and started moving through the marshlands. After the Rann of Kutch affair, Pakistan switched its attempts towards Kargil and in May 1965 it attacked one of the Indian posts there. When the princely states were amalgamated with the Indian Union, the Bikaner Sadul Light Infantry and the Jodhpur Sardar Infantry joined the Rajput Regiment and became 19th and 20th Rajput respectively. The Pakistanis launched five counterattacks and all these were beaten back. When the CO, Lt. Col. M.S. 90 others were taken prisoners when they tried to break out. The enemy had lost heart after this and withdrew, leaving behind a large number of dead and wounded. The battle of Taindhar was vital for holding Naushera. In 1922 the infantry regiments of the British Indian Army were reorganised and all the Rajput regiments (with the exception of 13th (Shekhawati) Rajput Infantry, which became the 10th battalion of the 6th Rajputana Rifles) were amalgamated to become battalions of the new 7th Rajput Regiment (which upon Indian independence was renamed the Rajput Regiment) as follows: Also the one class character of most of the infantry regiments were changed and the Rajputs introduced a company each of Punjabi Muslims and Hindustani Muslims in each of their battalions. (Sir, when the bullets were flying you were not to be seen and now you are asking for the range card!). 21 Rajput (Also Known as Veer Ekkis Rajput) spearheaded the move to Saidpur and fought in the battle of Pachagarh and Khansama during which there was fierce hand to hand fighting. He was hit by two bullets, one in the head and another in the chest and at last fell. Available at Imperial War Museums, reference LBY 14741. The story of gallantry beyond the call of duty was re-enacted in many platoons and companies. For five months he was subjected to brutal beatings and treatment, as a result of which he could not walk. The Chinese, sensing that their obstacle in taking 2 Rajput's position lay with Maj. Pant, brought a volley of machine gun fire on his position, killing him instantly. The enemy was about 1500 strong and consisted mostly of Pathans with some Pakistani servicemen. Rajput battalions played an active part in revolt of Bangladesh. The numeral prefix (7) was removed from the regiment's name and it became the Rajput Regiment. In 1922 the infantry regiments of the British Indian Army were reorganised and all the Rajput regiments (with the exception of 13th (Shekhawati) Rajput Infantry, which became the 10th battalion of the 6th Rajputana Rifles) were amalgamated to become battalions of the new 7th Rajput Regiment (which in 1947 was renamed the Rajput Regiment) as follows: Also the one class character of most of the infantry regiments were changed and the Rajputs introduced a company each of Punjabi Musalmans and Hindustani Musalmans in each of their battalions. , In late 1936 and 1937, the 3rd battalion, styled 3/7 Rajput, was posted to Waziristan in what is now the tribal areas of Pakistan. 2 Rajput came in next and were employed for lines of communication duties around Jammu. Mahadeo Singh. Both 1 and 3 Rajputs were in the column which captured Jhangar. The Regiment of Lucknow, which later became the 16th Battalion, then the 10th Battalion contributed to the successful defence of the Lucknow Residency. He asked Naik Nanak Singh, who was in charge of an LMG position as to where his range card was, and how could he fire properly without knowing the primary and secondary arcs. The Bikaner Sadul Light Infantry traces its origin back to 1464. Regimental history. Since the 1980s a number of Rajput battalions have been involved in counterinsurgency operations in the North East, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. Ranbir Singh, Sep. Budh Singh and a posthumous one to Hav. Maj. B.K. These bombs landed within 30–50 yards of the Rajput defensive positions and caused havoc among the enemy. The patrol was surrounded by an enemy force of approximately 1000 men. He was wounded this time but the attack failed again. In the end the Japanese executed him. The enemy after failing in the frontal attacks switched the main effort on this sector. Between the world wars, the battalions had many postings. At the time of partition in 1947, Punjabi and Bengali Muslims who formed up to 50% of the strength in most battalions were transferred to the Pakistan Army. Heavy fighting took place at Kola Bils and the battalion suffered 100 casualties, but it obtained the surrender of the Pakistan Army's 22nd battalion, Baloch Regiment. Its original task was to protect Ramban and Jammu, but it quickly came under the 50th Parachute Brigade for its relief of Jhangar and Kotli. He picked up the bren gun and started firing at the enemy, for his courage and actions Daya Ram was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra. Most of the Rajput battalions saw action during World War 1. The battalion took up hastily erected defensive positions along the Namka Chu. They then opened up with heavy fire, the leading company of the Rajputs suffered heavy casualties. Some of the enemy switched and attacked Daya Ram's section, but the position held. Both posts consisted of three parts and each of these features was held by a platoon plus of the enemy in addition to a section of 3" mortars and MMGs on Point 13620. Also at this time Bengalis and Muslims started joining the regiment. It won many gallantry awards including 1 DSO, 1 IOM, 11 IDSMs, 9 MMs and 16 Mentioned-in-Despatches. In one of the battles the Turks had invaded both the flanks of the 3rd Rajput, during which Jemadar Sital Baksh was severely wounded. In the early morning hours of 6 February 1948 the enemy attacked the Taindhar position. Some time after the cease fire a Brigadier came around to see the 6 Rajput defences. In the ensuing hand to hand fighting four men were killed and the three survivors all seriously wounded were captured. When asking for the sights they were told to "see through the barrels and engage the Pakistani armour". The 2nd Battalion was also in the Arakan area and a number of actions were fought by it. 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