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India Gate
The India Gate
India Gate
(originally called the All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway. India Gate
India Gate
is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli
Gallipoli
and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War
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Gateway Of India
The Gateway of India
India
is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India.[2] The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V
George V
and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder
Apollo Bunder
on their visit to India
India
in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic
Indo-Saracenic
style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India
India
was laid on 31 March 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 metres (85 feet) high. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924
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New Delhi Railway Station
Source: Google mapsThe New Delhi
New Delhi
Railway Station (station code NDLS), situated between Ajmeri Gate
Ajmeri Gate
and Paharganj
Paharganj
is the main railway station in Delhi. It is the one of the busiest Railway Station in the country in terms of frequency of trains and busiest in terms of passenger movement after Kanpur
Kanpur
central and Howrah
Howrah
junction. Around 400 trains starts, ends, or passes through the station daily and handles 500,000 passengers daily with 16 platforms.[1] The New Delhi
New Delhi
railway station holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world along with the Kanpur
Kanpur
Central Railway Station i.e. 48
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Viceroy
A viceroy /ˈvaɪs.rɔɪ/ is a regal official who runs a country, colony, city, province, or sub-national state, in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French word roi, meaning "king". A viceroy's territory may be called a viceroyalty, though this term is not always applied
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Deccan Horse
Gen AS Vaidya, Padma Vibhushan, PVSM, MVC & Bar, AVSM. Lt Gen RK Gulati, PVSM. Lt Gen TS Shergill, PVSM. Lt Gen Aditya Singh, PVSM, AVSM**. Lt Gen RK Loomba.The Deccan Horse or 9 Horse is one of the oldest and most decorated armoured regiments of the Indian Army, which was a regular cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, the Royal Deccan Horse. It was formed from the amalgamation of two regiments after World War I. They saw service from the Mutiny of 1857
Mutiny of 1857
up to and including World War II.Contents1 Formation 2 World War I 3 Amalgamation 4 World War II 5 Awards & Honours5.1 Victoria Cross 5.2 Konsal Singh 5.3 Shaik Fayaz Uddin6 ReferencesFormation[edit] The 9th Royal Deccan Horse
9th Royal Deccan Horse
can trace its formation to 1790 when it was called Asif Sah's Irregular Cavalry
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6th Jat Light Infantry
The 6th Jat Light Infantry
Infantry
were an infantry regiment of the Bengal Army, later of the united British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1803, when they were the 1st Battalion, 22nd Bengal Native Infantry. Over the years they were known by a number of different names the 43rd Bengal Native Infantry
Infantry
1824–1842, the 43rd Bengal Native (Light) Infantry
Infantry
1842–1861, the 6th Bengal Native (Light) Infantry
Infantry
1861–1897 and finally after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army
Indian Army
the 6th Jat Bengal (Light) Infantry. The regiment was involved in the First Anglo-Afghan War, the First Anglo-Sikh War, the Second Anglo-Afghan War, the Boxer Rebellion
Boxer Rebellion
and World War I
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34th Sikh Pioneers
The 34th Royal Sikh
Sikh
Pioneers was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1857, when they were raised as the Punjab Sappers. The regiment recruited exclusively from the Mazhabi
Mazhabi
Sikh
Sikh
community of Punjab province. Despite being "pioneers" by name, the regiment functioned as a Sikh
Sikh
infantry regiment specially trained as assault pioneers.Contents1 Brief History 2 Notable Achievements 3 Predecessor names 4 ReferencesBrief History[edit] The regiment took part in the Siege of Delhi, the Siege of Lucknow
Siege of Lucknow
and the Capture of Lucknow
Capture of Lucknow
during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. They were next in action during the Second Afghan War
Second Afghan War
in 1878 and the Relief of Chitral in 1897
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39th Garhwal Rifles
The 39th Garhwal Rifles
39th Garhwal Rifles
was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army.Contents1 History 2 Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
recipients 3 Predecessor names 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksHistory[edit]Typical Garhwal riflemen (Estaire La Bassée Road, France). Photographer- H. D. Girdwood. (13875264813)The regiment was first raised in 1887 as the Aligarh Levy but was disbanded after disgracing itself at the Rawalpindi Review in 1888.[1] In 1891, the 39th (The Garhwali) Regiment of Bengal Infantry was formed from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles. In 1892, they were given the title of "Rifles"
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59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
The 59 Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment was one of the most reputed outfits of the British Indian Army. It was raised in 1843, as the Scinde Camel Corps. In 1856, it was incorporated into the Punjab Irregular Force (PIF). It was designated as the 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
in 1904 and became 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles in 1922
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117th Mahrattas
The 117th Mahrattas were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment traces their origins to 1800, when they were raised as the Bombay Fencible Regiment. During World War I
World War I
the regiment was attached to the 6th (Poona) Division and served in the Mesopotamian campaign, delivered a setback at the Battle of Ctesiphon in November 1915. They were forced to withdrew back to Kut, and forced to surrender after the Siege of Kut.[1] After World War I
World War I
the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments.[2] In 1922, the 117th Mahrattas became the 5th Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry
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5th Gurkha Rifles
The Second Anglo-Afghan War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
1878-1880 First World War
First World War
1914-1918 The Third Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Afghan War
of 1919 Second World War
Second World War
1939-1945 Indo-Pakistani war of 1947-48 Indo-China war of 1962 Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 Indo-Pakistani war of 1971Decorations 7 Victoria Cross 1 Ashoka Chakra 8 Maha Vir Chakras 5 Kirti Chakras 23 Vir Chakras 9 Shaurya Chakras 1 Yudh Seva Medal 53 Sena Medals 27 Mentioned-in-DespatchesBattle honours Post Independence Zoji La Kargil Charwa Sylhet Sehjra Theatre honours Jammu and Kashmir-1947-48 Punjab-1965 East Pakistan-1971 Jammu and Kashmir-1971 Punjab-1971CommandersColonel of the Regiment Lt Gen JS Sandhu, AVSM, VSMNotable commandersGen Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi, PVSM, MVC, VrC, VSM Lt Gen (retd) S. K
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Lord Irwin
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, TD, PC (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), styled Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and Viscount Halifax
Viscount Halifax
from 1934 until 1944, was one of the most senior British Conservative politicians of the 1930s. He held several senior ministerial posts during this time, most notably those of Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India
from 1925 to 1931 and of Foreign Secretary between 1938 and 1940. He was one of the architects of the policy of appeasement of Hitler In 1936-38, working closely with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
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Yamuna River
The Yamuna
Yamuna
(Hindustani: /jəmʊnaː/), also known as the Jumna, (not to be mistaken with the Jamuna of Bangladesh) is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges
Ganges
(Ganga) in northern India. Originating from the Yamunotri
Yamunotri
Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on the south western slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the uppermost region of the Lower Himalaya in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1,376 kilometres (855 mi) and has a drainage system of 366,223 square kilometres (141,399 sq mi), 40.2% of the entire Ganges
Ganges
Basin, before merging with the Ganges
Ganges
at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela
every twelve years
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Republic Day (India)
Republic
Republic
Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India
India
came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India
India
Act (1935) as the governing document of India.[1] The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic
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Imperial Service Troops
The Imperial Service Troops
Imperial Service Troops
were forces raised by the princely states of the British Indian Empire
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Rashtrapati Bhavan
The Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan
( pronunciation (help·info), "rásh-tra-pa-ti bha-van" ; Presidential Residence" previously "Viceroy's House") is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath
Rajpath
in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan
may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls
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