Third Battalion, the Sikh Regiment

A commemorative postage stamp on the 150 years of the 3rd Battalion, the Sikh Regimentan infantry regiment of Indian Army :

Sikh Soldier : Indian Army Infantry RegimentIssued by India

Issued on Feb 1, 2006

Type : Block of 4 Stamps, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

About : 

  • The Battalion was raised at Lahore on 31 January 1856 as the Bengal Military Police Battalion by Captain Thomas Rattray. At the time of its raising, it had a mixed composition comprising eight Infantry Companies; 1000 strong, and a troop of 200 Cavalrymen. In 1864, it was designated as 45th Rattray’s SIKHS and became a full fledged Infantry Battalion and in 1885, it was given a pure SIKH status. The present designation dates back to 1947. Ever since its raising, the Battalion has been employed on most challenging assignments both in India and abroad and has had the distinction of discharging all duties most admirably.

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