The Regular Armoured Corps Regiments of the Indian Army

The early years until 1824

From 1824 to the Mutiny

From the The Mutiny to the Indian Army

The Regiments in 1902

From 1903 to the Reorganisation of 1922

The Regiments in 1914

The reorganisation of 1922

The Regiments in 1939

The Second World War and Independence


The Regiments of the Indian Army Armoured Corps since 1950

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On partition in 1947 half of The Governor-General’s Bodyguard and twelve regiments (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 21st) were allocated to India.

In 1950 India became a republic and regimental designations with reference to royalty were changed as were the badges.

When more armoured regiments were raised, first the gaps were left vacant. Only the 20th Lancers was re-raised as such in 1956. Around the same time new regiments were designated as Cavalry, but only the 61st Cavalry was a real cavalry regiment. Later new regiments were all designated as Armoured Regiment.

From 1983 the old gaps (5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 19th) were filled, but these regiments claim no connection with the former, pre-partition ones.

 
PBG The President’s Bodyguard
 
 
1-Horse 1st Horse
 
 
2-Lancers 2nd Lancers
 
 
3-Cavalry 3rd Cavalry
 
 
4-Horse 4th Horse
 
 
5-AR 1983: 5th Armoured Regiment
 
 
6-Lancers 1984: 6th Armoured Regiment
2006: 6th Lancers
 
 
7-Light-Cavalry 7th Light Cavalry
 
 
8-Light-Cavalry 8th Light Cavalry
 
 
9-Horse 9th Deccan Horse
 
 
10-AR 1984: 10th Armoured Regiment
 
 
11-AR 1984: 11th Armoured Regiment
 
 
12-AR 1984: 12th Armoured Regiment
 
 
13-AR 1984: 13th Armoured Regiment
 
 
14-Horse 14th Horse
 
 
15-AR 1985: 15th Armoured Regiment
 
 
16-Light-Cavalryu 16th Light Cavalry
 
 
17-Horse 17th Horse
 
 
18-Cavalry 18th Cavalry
 
 
19-AR 19??: 19th Armoured Regiment
 
 
20-Lancers 1956: 20th Lancers
 
 
21-Horse The Central India Horse
 
 
41-AR 1980: 41st Armoured Regiment
 
 
42-AR 1981: 42nd Armoured Regiment
 
 
42-A3 1981: 43rd Armoured Regiment
 
 
44-AR 1981: 44th Armoured Regiment
 
 
45-Cavalry 1965: 45th Cavalry
 
 
42-A6 1982: 46th Armoured Regiment
 
 
47-AR 1982: 47th Armoured Regiment
 
 
48-AR 1982: 48th Armoured Regiment
 
 
49-AR 1983: 49th Armoured Regiment
 
 
50-AR 1989: 50th Armoured Regiment
 
 
51-AR 1989: 51st Armoured Regiment
 
 
52-AR 1994: 52nd Armoured Regiment
 
 
55-AR 19??: 55rd Armoured Regiment
 
 
56-AR 2011: 56th Armoured Regiment
 
 
57-AR 19??: 57th Armoured Regiment
 
 
58-AR 19??: 58th Armoured Regiment
 
 
59-AR 19??: 59th Armoured Regiment
 
 
61-Cavalry 1953: 61st Cavalry Regiment
 
 
62-Cavalry 1957: 62nd Cavalry
 
 
63-Cavalry 1957: 63rd Cavalry
 
 
64-Cavalry 1966: 64th Cavalry
 
 
65-AR 1966: 65th Armoured Regiment
 
 
66-AR 1966: 66th Armoured Regiment
 
 
67-AR 1967: 67th Armoured Regiment
 
 
68-AR 1968: 68th Armoured Regiment
 
 
69-AR 19??: 69th Armoured Regiment
 
 
70-AR 1968: 70th Armoured Regiment
 
 
71-AR 19??: 71st Armoured Regiment
 
 
72-AR 1971: 72nd Armoured Regiment
 
 
73-AR 1971: 73rd Armoured Regiment
 
 
74-AR 1972: 74th Armoured Regiment
 
 
75-AR 1972: 75th Armoured Regiment
 
 
76-AR 19??: 76th Armoured Regiment
 
 
81-AR 19??: 81st Armoured Regiment
 
 
82-AR 1975: 82nd Armoured Regiment
 
 
83-AR 1976: 83rd Armoured Regiment
 
 
84-AR 1976: 84th Armoured Regiment
 
 
85-AR 1976: 85th Armoured Regiment
 
 
86-AR 1977: 86th Armoured Regiment
 
 
87-AR 1979: 87th Armoured Regiment
 
 
88-AR 19??: 88th Armoured Regiment
 
 
89-AR 1980: 89th Armoured Regiment
 
 
90-AR 1979: 90th Armoured Regiment
 

The Regiments of the Pakistan Army Armoured Corps since 1956