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INDIAN ARMY
Battle Honour  
1.    Recognition of gallant performance by grant of Battle Honours, Theatre Honours and Honour Titles to units, reinforces motivation of soldiers for collective acts of valour during war. It caters for intrinsic and extrinsic needs of the arms in combat. Units will be awarded the honours due to them for taking active and creditable part for claiming an award of Battle Honours. 2.    Battle Honours are official commemoration of battles, actions or engagements and are awarded to Regiments whose units or sub-units have taken active and creditable part in these operations. Battle Honours may be awarded in the form of ‘Battle Honour, Theatre Honour or Honour Title’. (a)    Mechanised Forces      A unit will consist of one complete Armoured Regiment/Mechanised Infantry Battalion or one or more Armoured Squadrons/ Mechanised Infantry Companies integral to that Armourd Regiment/Mechanised Infantry Battalion. (b)    Artillery & Air Defence Artillery     A unit will consist of one complete regiment or one or more Batteries integral to that regiment of the Regular Army or embodied Regiment of the Territorial Army. (c)    Engineers    A unit will consist of an Engineer Regiment or one or more Field/Field Park Companies integral to the Regiment or an Independent Engineer unit when not forming part of an Engineer Regiment. (d)    Infantry     A unit will consist of Battalion of the Regular Army or embodied Battalion of Territorial Army. (e)    Army Aviation Corps     A unit will consist of a Squadron or one or more Flights when not forming part of a squadron. (f)     Signals     A unit will consist of a Regiment or one or more companies when not forming part of a Regiment. 4.     Battle/Theatre Honours and Honour Titles so awarded will be included in the title of a unit. Details of the award will be published at the appropriate place in the Army List from time to time. 5.     The policy regarding emblazonment of Battle Honours on Colonelours has...
INDIAN ARMY
Battle Honour
1. Recognition of gallant performance by grant of Battle Honours, Theatre Honours and
Honour Titles to units, reinforces motivation of soldiers for collective acts of valour during
war. It caters for intrinsic and extrinsic needs of the arms in combat. Units will be awarded
the honours due to them for taking active and creditable part for claiming an award of Battle
Honours.
2. Battle Honours are official commemoration of battles, actions or engagements and are
awarded to Regiments whose units or sub-units have taken active and creditable part in
these operations. Battle Honours may be awarded in the form of ‘Battle Honour, Theatre
Honour or Honour Title’.
(a) Mechanised Forces A unit will consist of one complete Armoured
Regiment/Mechanised Infantry Battalion or one or more Armoured Squadrons/ Mechanised
Infantry Companies integral to that Armourd Regiment/Mechanised Infantry Battalion.
(b) Artillery & Air Defence Artillery A unit will consist of one complete regiment or
one or more Batteries integral to that regiment of the Regular Army or embodied Regiment
of the Territorial Army.
(c) Engineers A unit will consist of an Engineer Regiment or one or more Field/Field Park
Companies integral to the Regiment or an Independent Engineer unit when not forming part
of an Engineer Regiment.
(d) Infantry A unit will consist of Battalion of the Regular Army or embodied Battalion
of Territorial Army.
(e) Army Aviation Corps A unit will consist of a Squadron or one or more Flights when
not forming part of a squadron.
(f) Signals A unit will consist of a Regiment or one or more companies when not
forming part of a Regiment.
4. Battle/Theatre Honours and Honour Titles so awarded will be included in the title of a
unit. Details of the award will be published at the appropriate place in the Army List from
time to time.
5. The policy regarding emblazonment of Battle Honours on Colonelours has been laid
down in Government of India. Ministry of Defence Office Memorandum No
F3/17/68/D(Ceremonials) dated 24 October 68 reproduced in AO 429/69.
6. Only the Mechanised Forces, the Corps of Engineers and the Infantry including
embodied Units of the Territorial Army are eligible to the award of Battle Honours and
Theatre Honours. Honour Titles can be claimed only by Artillery units including embodied
units of the Territorial Army, Air Defence Artillery Units and Army Aviation Corps Units.
7. Signal Regiments/Signal Units whose collective performance in war merits due
recognition will be eligible for award of Unit Citation by COAS. The Unit Citation will be
claimed in the same manner as is being done in peace time. A separate committee will