The Kumaon Regiment


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The Russell's Lion emblem of the Kumaon Regiment  

Battle Honours of the Kumaon Regiment. [Courtesy: Kumaon Regimental Centre]




Major Somnath Sharma, 4th Kumaon, was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous), for the Regiment in October 1947. He was also the first individual, from the three Services, to receive the Param Vir Chakra - India's highest award for gallantry. Major Shaitan Singh, 13th Kumaon, was the second recipient of the Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous), in November 1962. The Regiment has a unique and proud distinction of producing three Army Chiefs, unequalled by any other infantry regiment, arising from its battalions. They are General S.M. Srinagesh (4th Kumaon), General K.S. Thimayya (4th Kumaon) and General T.N. Raina (14th Kumaon).