The RAJPUT Regiment is from the Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) lineage. 31st Bengal Native Infantry , raised in 1778, later became 3 RAJPUT. The RAJPUT Regiment has long been praised for its fidelity and courage.2/15th BNI and 1/16th BNI fought with great courage in the capture of the fort at Bharatpur. The men had loyally retained the Colours, which had been shot to pieces in the earlier battles for the fort, and stitched it up again to raise it at the fort after it was taken.
The regiment draws its men from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Bengal and Punjab. It thus has almost all classes in it, viz Rajputs, Gujars, Brahmins, Bengalis, Muslims, Jats, Ahirs, Sikhs (M&.R) and Dogras. The regimental insignia is a pair of crossed Katars (RAJPUT daggers) flanked by three Ashok leaves on either side.The regimental motto is 'Sarvatra Vijay', or 'Victorious Everywhere'. The Regimental Centre is at Fatehgarh in Uttar Pradesh.Battle HonoursPre-Independence
Delhi 1803, Laswarree, Deig, Bhurtpore, Afghanistan 1839, Khelat, Cabool 1842, Maharajpore, Moodkee, Ferozeshah, Aliwal, Sobraon, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjab, Lucknow (With a Turreted Gateway), Central India, China 1858-59, Afghanistan 1878- 80, Tel El Kabir, Egypt 1882, Burma 1885-87, Pekin 1900, China 1900, Afghanistan 1919, Macedonia 1918, Suez Canal, Egypt 1915, Aden, Basra, Kut Al Amara 1915, Ctesiphon, Defence of Kut-AI-Amara, Tigris 1916, Mesopotamia 1914-18, Persia 1915-18, North West Frontier India 1915-17. Donbaik, North Arakan and Point 551, Defence of Alamein Line, Kohima, El Alamein, Razabil, Ngakyedauk Pass, Relief of Kohima, Taungtha, Sittaung 1945, Tiddim Road, Hong Kong, Meiktila, Capture of Meiktila, Defence of Meiktila and Rangoon Road.
Post-IndependenceNaushera, Zoji La, Khinsar, Madhumati River, Belonia, Khansama and Akhaura.