Oldest Regiment Of The Indian Army - Madras Regiment
Oldest Regiment Of Indian army
The oldest regiment of the Indian army is the madras regiment. Madras regiment has the 25 years of old history of courage and velour. The madras regiment centre is located in Wellington, Coimbatore. Their war cry is- ‘Adi Kollu, Adi Kollu’ (Strike and Kill, Strike and Kill!)
The regiment history can be traced is about 1758, when the St.
George fort in madras was seized by the French. The Madras East India Company raised a company of men to defend themselves. Sir Robert Clive raised 2 battalions in Madras. This is how the regiment battalions kept on going and by 1825, 80 battalions of madras regiment were standing strong.
The Madras Regiment Centre, Wellington is the ‘alma mater’ of the entire regiment. The entire regimental history is collated, generated and documented there. All soldiers who wish to join the regiment are groomed & trained at the MRC.