One of the most decorated units in the Indian Army and at one point the most decorated unit in the British Indian Army, the Sikh Regiment’s tales of bravery are legend. The Sikh Regiment has an elevated status that is richly deserved. Read on to find out why.
The beginning of the Sikh Regiment
The proposal to raise a Sikh Regiment was raised just before the beginnings if the Sikh War. During the war, or so the story goes, the British were so impressed by the valour and sheer courage of the Sikh fighters, that they wasted no time in raising their own battalion of Sikh warriors.
The Second Afghan War
While the Sikh Regiment was called to action during the 1857 revolts, their first deployment really came during the Second Afghan War.
The legendary battle of Saragarhi