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    Anonymous

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

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    Anonymous

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

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    Mathew Thomas

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

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    Anonymous

    The Elite Regiments of Indian Army and British Army.

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    Anonymous

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

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    Anonymous

    Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali..Jai Hind!

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    Anonymous

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

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  8. 8

    Jakes

    In return, have we given them their due?!

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    Anonymous

    @anon 9:33

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

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      Ramakrishnan

      Every infantry regiment of the Indian Army is as good as the other. If you come to claims, The Rajputana Rifles won the first Victoria Cross of the Indian Army in 1856 and has a total of six VCs to it’s credit. Official history of the WW II describes 4 (Outram’s) Rajputana Rifles as the most decorated unit (including 2 VCs) in WW II, not only among the Indian Army units but also among the entire Allied Armies who have taken part in WW II. Therefore, let us give due respect to each regiment of the Indian Army, which have no less a record than the other. The collective glory of all these regiments only make others regard Indian Infantry as one of the finest in the world.

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    Anonymous

    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.

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      Ramakrishnan

      Gurkha Regiments have an important part in the history of the Indian Army. To day 4 of the total 10 pre Independence Gurkha Regiments continue with British Army. They have been retained by British not because they were colonial, but because they are good fighting soldiers with an impeccable record of loyalty. If you term Gurkha Regts as colonial army, for that matter the whole of the Indian Army also can be termed colonial army, because barring 4 infantry regiments all others were raised by British when they colonised India. But today they are part of Independent India’s Army and have established exemplary records in 1948,1965,1971,1999 & Siachen Glacier besides countless counter insurgency, internal security and UN operations, not to speak of the relief operations in natural calamities. In all these Gurkha Regiments’ contribution is no less than any other regiment, with total loyalty to Indian Nation. Therefore do not raise such stupid doubts with out knowing history and their record.

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    Anonymous

    Bravest of the brave

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    ultimate fighter

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

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    Anonymous

    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.)

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  14. 14

    Mr. Ra

    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…

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    Anonymous

    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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    [email protected]:22: you don't even know about your own country…what a shameful thing…tcheh…

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    Anonymous

    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.

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    Anonymous

    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".

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