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Punjab Regiment (India)

Regimental Insignia of the Punjab Regiment
Military unit
Unit nameThe Punjab Regiment
Founded1761 - Present
TypeLine Infantry
Size19 Battalions
Garrison/HQRamgarh Cantonment, Jharkhand
MottoSthal Wa Jal (By Land and Sea)
ColorsJo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (He who cries God is Truth, is Ever Happy) Bol Jawala Ma Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Jawala)
Decorations2 Padma Bhushan, 1 Padma Shri, 4 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 18 Maha Vir Chakras, 9 Kirti Chakras, 1 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 6 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 56 Vir Chakras, 29 Shaurya Chakras, 1 Yudh Seva Medal, 121 Sena Medals, 19 Vishisht Seva Medals and 117 Mention-in-Despatches.
Battle honoursPost Independence Zojila, Icchogil, Dograi, Burki, Kalidhar, Bedori, Nangi Tekri, Brachil Pass, Longewala and Garibpur
Regimental InsigniaA Galley with a bank of oars and sail|identification_symbol_label=Regimental Insignia

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The Punjab Regiment of India was formed from the 2nd Punjab Regiment of the

British Indian Army in 1947

Prior to independence and partition there were a number of "Punjab regiments" in its fold these were amalgamated to form two regiments: the 1st Punjab Regiment, and the 2nd. At the onset of independence in 1947, the 1st Punjab Regiment being predominantly a Muslim regiment went over to the newly-raised Pakistan army, while the 2nd Punjab Regiment was retained in the Indian Army. Troops were transferred between regiments based on whether the soldiers would be a part of India or Pakistan.

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