It is considered a strong part of the Indian Army. On the evening of 15 June 2020, the 16 th Bihar regiment was posted in the valley and came under immense fire. The Bihar Regiment was formed in 1941 during World War II by regularizing the 11th (Territorial) Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment as the 1st Battalion Bihar Regiment. ... Calls Bihar Regiment Batman, Not Bats. The Medium Arty regiment's Sikh gunners rushed out to help to carry their customary kirpan and an assortment of sticks, rods and sharp knives only. The video also highlights the Bihar regiments role in the Kargil war in 1999, apart from how they came to aid the army in 1857, 1948 and 1971. Furthermore, in the absence of a centralized command and lack of a centralized and standardized procedure for selection, even among the Para (SF) battalions, selection procedures vary. The regiment has tried raising new battalions to augment the strength of the special forces however the task has not been completed due to the tough selection phase. Colonel Santosh Babu (Commanding Officer 16 Bihar) and his men attained the ultimate sacrifice while quelling a non-army like aggression by the Chinese troops in an intense hand to hand combat on June 15 midnight. It traces its origins back to the British Indian Army. The 3 Punjab's Ghatak Platoon was called upon to reinforce the outmanoeuvred fighters. The Bihar Regiment was raised back to the days of the British East India Company, which raised the Bengal Native Infantry as a force in the year 1941. The 2nd Battalion was raised in 1942. India lost 20 soldiers, several of them serving in the Bihar Regiment, during an unprecedented violent clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh along the line of control. Colonel Santosh Babu, Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar regiment, loses life in India-China faceoff. The Bihar Regiment has been a part of all the major wars fought by the Indian Army after Independence, notable among them being the Kargil War when the 1st Battalion of the Bihar Regiment … Whether it was to take part in a surgical strike or to write a victory story in the Kargil war, this regiment everywhere showed its indomitable courage and defended the country by sacrificing its life. New Delhi: The gallant 16 Bihar Regiment, which put up a strong fight at Galwan valley during the skirmish with Chinese troops on June 15, is moving out from its forward location to a peacetime station, having completed its tenure in eastern Ladakh.The regiment, which lost its commanding officer, Colonel Santosh Babu, in the hand-to-hand fight with PLA troops that also left the … Each of the four pillars is engraved with Ashoka emblem, Indian army’s logo, Vir Chakra, and logo of Bihar regiment where Saravanan was attached to. The Bihar Regiment is an Indian Army infantry regiment. Thirteen of the twenty brave hearts who attained martyrdom belonged to the Bihar regiment of the Indian Army. Bihar Regiment, which was raised in 1941 — during World War 2 — also followed the tradition, with Bihari soldiers from the 19th Hyderabad Regiment banded together as 1 Bihar. The Bihar Regiment has a distinct feature.