Eleventh Gorkha Rifles

A commemorative postage stamp on the 50th Anniversary of 11th Gorkha Rifles :

India Stamp 1998, XI Gorkha regiment, weapon, Sword, KukriIssued by India

Issued on Jan 2, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a special commemorative stamp on the Golden Jubilee Eleventh Gorkha Rifles.

Credits :
, FDC and Cancellation : Golden Jubilee Cell, Gorkha Rifles Regiments Kendra.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 400 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 Cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printing : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • The Regiment has excelled not only in the theatre of war, but also in counter-insurgency operations and as part of Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka. The First and Second Battalions have been awarded the Unit Citation by the Chief of the Army Staff in recognition of their service in counter-insurgency operations. They have been in the lead in adventure sports having had their men atop challenging peaks like Everest, Kamet, Noukun, Devban amongst other.
  • The Regiment primarily recruits Rais and Limbus while Tamangs, Pradhans, Sunwars, Bhutias, Sherpas and other Gorkha tribes make up the balance. Their battle cry causes trepidation in the hearts of their foes and they have always risen to their motto “Nisswarth Kartavya” or “Selfless Service”.
  • Text : Golden Jubilee Cell, Gorkha Rifles Regiments Kendra.

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