The 3 Types of Regiments in the Indian Army

by Rahul Sharma Writer
A regiment is a unit of the army having its own internal structure and a method of operation. The various regiments of the Indian Army are entrusted with roles of like peacekeeping, defense, and combat, across the length of breadth of the country. In total, there are three types of regiments, each with its own number of sufficient manpower, machinery, and other resources. 

If you are willing to Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019, then let us have a proper look at the three regiment types of the Indian army, that work together to guard the borders of our nation.

Infantry Regiment

The infantry regiments consist of foot soldiers. It is the largest part of the army and is given the task of carrying operations that are almost impossible to be carried out by Artillery or Armored Regiments. Infantry soldiers not only have the responsibility of engaging and nullifying cross-border combats, but are also deployed for neutralizing terrorist infiltrations and insurgencies. Indian Infantry regiments are also sent abroad to carry out peacekeeping missions, organized under the direct control of UNO. Madras Regiment, Rajputana Regiment, and Dogra Regiment are examples of Indian Infantry Regiments.

Artillery Regiment

An Artillery regiment is that unit of an army that is equipped with long-range military weapons having destructive weapons. Field Howitzer, anti-tank guns, multiple rocket launchers, etc. are examples of weapons dispensed under the command of the artillery. Artillery regiments are also hailed as the “Guardian Angels”, as these units are often entrusted with the task of providing cover fire to infantry regiments in a military operation conducted on a scale of full-blown wars. The artillery sometimes also uses its resources to provide a guard to infantry from continuous hostile shelling so the latter one could be safe until it could reach a position from where it could lead the charge. 27 AD Missile Regiment, 130 AD Regiment, Chardi Kalan Regiment,56 Field Regiment, etc. are some examples of Indian artillery regiments.

Armoured Regiment

An armoured regiment is much similar to the infantry regiment but has a small difference. Instead of moving on foot, this regiment moves on armored tanks and other vehicles. In older times, the term cavalry was used for such units, having soldiers who fought on horsebacks. Today, as the technology has advanced, the horses have been replaced by trucks and vehicles mounted with machine guns, light rocket launchers, and mortars. The armored regiments shouldn’t be confused with artillery regiments. The difference between the two is that the latter ones have the ability of long-range firing, enough to control or change an area spread in kilometers. While the former cans only engage in the short-range firing and destruction. 2 Lancers, 7 Cavalry,65 Armoured Regiment, 90 Armoured Regiment, etc. are some examples of Indian armored regiments.


Before you plan to Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019, collection some useful facts about the many regiments of the Indian army could help you strengthen your preparation knowledge base. If you are planning to be commissioned as an army officer, then such facts would sure come handy during your group discussions and personal interviews.

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