India Post Issued Stamp on 3 Garhwal Rifles

fdc-3rd-garhwal-riflesIndia Post has issued a commemorative postage stamp on 3 Garhwal Rifles on 19th November 2016.Garhwal Rifles is a well known combat arm of the Indian Army. During the World Wars and the wars fought after Independence, the regiment not only showed exemplary courage but also maintained its unique identity. Mainly comprising the Garhwali soldiers, this regiment fought with great valour during the Kargil conflict. More than 25,000 soldiers of this regiment are at present engaged in the task ofsafeguarding the motherland. Soldiers recruited into the Garhwal Rifles are from the Garhwal Hills, one of the most beautiful areas of the Himalayas and are known for their hardiness, simplicity and upright manner.

About Garhwal Rifles

Active- May 5, 1887–Present Type- Infantry , Size- 19 battalions Garrison/HQ- Lansdowne, India Motto- Yudhaya Krit Nischya War Cry- Badri Vishal Lal Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Lord Badri Nath)  – October 1  – North-West Frontier, First World War, Third Anglo-Afghan War, Waziristan Campaign, Second World War, First Kashmir War 1947, Sino-Indian War, Second Kashmir War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Kargil War of 1999

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