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List of Indian Army Motto Military Unit Wise

Indian Army Motto

The motto of the Indian Army is ‘service before self and the objective of the national army is to ensure national security and national harmony. The duties of Indian Amry include safeguarding the nation from external aggression and internal threats, and maintaining peace and security within its territory.  War Cry of the Indian Army is Jai Hind, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande Mataram. Indian Army is one of the most powerful and biggest armies in the world. Current Chief of Indian Amry is General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

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As we know that there are various regiments in the Indian Army and every regiment has its own motto and war cry. Regiments of the Indian Army originated during the colonial era under British rule. With the aim of administering every part of India in an efficient manner, the British took the help of locals to form a force under their command. Regiments were established on the lines of military history, ethnicity, and caste. Each regiment is distinguished on the basis of uniform, tradition, ceremonies, and regimental pride.

Among all, Madras Regiment in 1758 is considered to be the earliest Infantry Regiment formed before the independence of India.

List of Indian Army Motto Military Unit Wise

Regiment Active From Regimental Center Motto
Madras Regiment 1758 Wellington, Tamil Nadu “Swadharme nidhanam shreyaha” (“it is a glory to die doing one’s duty”)
Rajputana Rifles 1775 Delhi Cantonment, Delhi “Veer bhogya vasundhara” (“the brave shall inherit the earth”)
Rajput Regiment 1778 Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh “Sarvatra vijay” (“victory everywhere”)
Dogra Regiment 1877 Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh “Kartavyam anvatma” (“duty before death”)
Sikh Regiment 1846 Ramgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand “Nischay kar apni jeet karon” (“with determination, I will be triumphant”)
Jat Regiment 1795 Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh “Sangathan va veerta” (“unity and valour”)
Parachute Regiment 1945 Bengaluru, Karnataka “Shatrujeet” (“the conqueror”)
Punjab Regiment 1761 Ramgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand “Sthal wa jal” (“by land and sea”)
The Grenadiers 1778 Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh “Naam, Namak, Nishan” (“Name, Salt,Mark”)
Sikh Light Infantry 1944 Fatehgarh, Uttar Pradesh “Deg teg fateh” (“Victory to charity and arms”)
Maratha Light Infantry 1768 Belgaum, Karnataka “Duty, honour, courage”
The Garhwal Rifles 1887 Lansdowne, Uttarakhand “Yudhaya krit nischya” (“fight with determination”)
Kumaon Regiment 1813 Ranikhet, Uttarakhand “Parakramo vijayate” (“valour triumphs”)
Assam Regiment 1941 Shillong, Meghalaya “Assam vikram” (“unique valour”)
Bihar Regiment 1941 Danapur, Bihar “veerta se yudh par” (“To war with valour”)
Mahar Regiment 1815 Saugor, Madhya Pradesh “Yash sidhi” (“success and attainment”)
Jammu & Kashmir Rifles 1821 Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh “Prashata ranvirta” (“valour in battle is praiseworthy”)
Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry 1947 Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir “Balidanam vir lakshanam ” (“sacrifice is a characteristic of the brave”)
Naga Regiment 1970 Ranikhet, Uttarakhand “Parakramo vijayate” (“valour triumphs”)
1 Gorkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) 1815 Subathu, Himachal Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”)
3 Gorkha Rifles 1815 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”)
4 Gorkha Rifles 1857 Sabathu, Himachal Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”)
5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) 1858 Shillong, Meghalaya “Shaurya evam nistha” (“courage and determination”)
8 Gorkha Rifles 1824 Shillong, Meghalaya “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”)
9 Gorkha Rifles 1817 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Kayar hunu bhanda marnu ramro” (“better to die than live like a coward”)
11 Gorkha Rifles 1918-1922; from 1948 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh “Yatraham vijayastatra” (“Victory resides where I reside”)


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