Thursday, November 10, 2011

Indian Army's Most Decorated Unit Turns 125


The Indian Army's 2/5 Gorkha Rifles battalion turns 125 today. Going by the motto Shauryam Evam Nishtha (courage and determination), the unit was raised in Abbottabad, present day Pakistan (yes, the same one). Commentator and columnist Maj Gen (Retd) Ashok K. Mehta, who belongs to the unit, has this column today. Many felicitations to the unit on this very special day.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typo check please: the article says the unit was raised in 1958. Should be 1886 (2011 - 125)

Anonymous said...

Much felicitations to the VC paltan.. Three Victoria crosses ! Spendid record of performance.

Mathew Thomas said...

Thank you 2/5 GR for your service. A grateful Union salutes you on this special day !

Anonymous said...

The Elite Regiments of Indian Army and British Army.

Anonymous said...

Shiv, actually "Shauryam evam Nishtha" means "courage(valor) and Dedication"...if it was "dridhta" then it wud hav been "determination"..

Anonymous said...

Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali..Jai Hind!

Anonymous said...

i think the sikh regiment is most decorated unit of indian army.

Jakes said...

In return, have we given them their due?!

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:33

It is neither the Sikh nor the Gorkha - rather the Kumaon regiment

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that a country of 1 billion still has to continue with colonial practices of employing foreigners to guard it's borders. The Gorkha Rgts were raised to suppress Indian independence struggles. Defeat of INA is largely due to actions of Nepalese/Gorkhas.

Anonymous said...

Bravest of the brave

ultimate fighter said...

the most decorated unit indeed but also the unit to which the least attention is given to!! by India....

Anonymous said...

its very amusing to know that the people of India are not aware of the Gorkhas living in India after having sacrificed soo much this is what we get.. and talking bout suppressing freedom struggles who did fight 4 wars since independence all the regiments except the Gorkhas!!(sarcasm) ha!! (plz post it necessary for awareness of gorkhas living in India.)

Mr. Ra said...

Being the oldest and traditionally continued professional warriors on the earth, all Indians are the bravest on the earth. Brave Gorkhas are obviously one among them. Congrats...

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that a country of 1 billion still has to continue with colonial practices of employing foreigners to guard it's borders.
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anon@12:22: you don't even know about your own country...what a shameful thing...tcheh...

Anonymous said...

3.18 AM will you "sacrifice" if we don't pay you Nepalese any salary?? Btw, there is no community called "Gorkhas". Gorkhas are Nepalese recruited in Indian and British army.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.18 AM, during the last Kargil War there were only 5 "Indian" Gorkha casualty i.e. less than states which don't have any regiment. India is paying 10,000s of crores to Nepal each year for hiring Nepali soldiers who have no love for India. If we recruited our own people in our Army, the money would have been well spend. It seems our Army is yet to be "Indian".