The Dogras who form the hardy and loyal population of the regions of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and J&K have a long tradition of soldiering. They had been in the service of the British for some years as part of the Frontier Force. The Dogras formed into regiment in 1887, and three Dogra Regiments were raised as part of the Bengal Infantry. During the World War, more Dogra battalions were added and after 1947 the DOGRA Regiment gained further in strength as additional battalions were raised as part of the post-1962 expansion of the Army . The DOGRA SCOUTS came under the aegis of the DOGRA Regiment. The regiment has earned respect as disciplined and dependable group of Infantry. Enrolling in the Army has long been the ambition and career motivation of the Dogras. The earnings from the military service have been well spent for over a century in the otherwise economically backward hill region of the Dogras. Soldiering not only became a substantial part of the economic structure of the Dogra Hills, but created social and cultural traditions built on the peoples' association with the army.The regimental insignia is the tiger, revered as the mount of Goddess Durga, who is a widely worshipped deity in the Dogra hills, The Regimental motto is Kartavyam Anvatma (Duty before Self), The Regimental Centre is at Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Pre IndependenceChitral, Malakand, Punjab Frontier, La Basse, Fesulbert, Givenchy, Neuve Chapelle, Auburs, Egypt, Megiddo, Nablus, Palestine, Tigris, Kut el Amara, Baghdad, Mesopotamia, North West Frontier, Afghanistan, Kota Bahru, Donbaik, Nungshgum, Kennedy Peak and Magwe.
Post-lndependenceJhangar, Rajauri, Uri, Asal Uttar, Haji Pir, Raja Piquet, OP Hill, Punjab 1965, Siramani, Saudih, Dera Baba Nanak,Chandgram and Punjab 1971.