This is really something to be proud of. Indian Army welcomed a total of 143 soldiers as a part of it. These young swords were a part of the Passing Out Parade held at the Kumaon Regimental Centre at Ranikhet.

These young soldiers took an oath and pledged to dedicate their lives for the service of the nation. Talking about the Kumaon Regimental Centre, I shall also give details regarding the Centre and the Kumaon Regiment too.

The Kumaon Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The Kumaon Regiment is the highest decorated regiment of Indian Army.

The PASSING OUT PARADE origin can be traced back to the 18th century. This regiment has fought in all of the major campaigns of the British as well as the Indian Army. Along with their participation in the campaigns, the regiment has also fought in the two World Wars.


The Kumaon Regimental Centre, which is established in Ranikhet, recruits soldiers from the Kumaon region and Ahirs from the plains. The composition of this regiment predominantly has Kumaonis from the Kumaon region and Ahirs and Rajputs from the plains of northern India.

These northern regions include the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar.

Out of the many wars fought by the Kumaon Regiment one of the prominent war was the Kargil war. The Kumaon units were deployed during Operation Vijay. They were to oust the Pakistani Army personnel who had infiltrated the Kargil sector in Ladakh region.

The regiment was honoured with a number of gallantry awards for their exemplary display of courage.

The Kumaon Regiment is the highest decorated regiment of the Indian Army. The regiment traces its origins to the 18th century and has fought in every major campaign of the British Indian Army and the Indian Army, including the two world wars. The Kumaon Rajput regiment is the highest decorated regiment in Indian Army. The regiment has won 2 Param Vir Chakras, 4 Ashoka Chakras, 15 Maha Vir Chakras, 6 Kirti Chakras, 2 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, 78 Vir Chakras, 1 Vir Chakra & Bar, 23 Shaurya Chakras, 1 Yudh Seva Medal, 127 Sena Medals, 2 Sena Medals and Bar, 8 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 1 PV, 2 PB, 1 PS, 1 AW and 36 Vishisht Seva Medals. This makes the Kumaons another feared regiment of the Indian Armed Forces.

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