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Brigade of The Guards
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|Mechanized the Infantry
|Pahla Hamesha Pahla (First Always First)
|Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa
Brigade of the Guards RegimentThe regiment was raised to implement the government’s policy of encouraging Army recruitment from classes and regions which had been under-represented in the forces. Raised as The Guards Brigade, the old system of class composition was replaced with recruitment open to all regions, castes, creeds, and sections of society. Before raising the Guards, Indian Army infantry regiments derived their name and troop composition from region, religion, or sub-caste. There was a message with its formation that the country comes before everything else, including religion and caste. The regiment was formed as the first mixed-class Indian regiment to be raised after Indian independence.
Important Operations by Brigade of the Guards
- Indo-China War- 1962
- Indo-Pakistan War- 1965
- Liberation War with Pakistan- 1971
- Operation Blue Star- 1984
- UN operations and counter-insurgency operations were also carried by this regiment in 1954.