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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4448
ANSWERED ON:  12.08.2016
Caste Based Regiments
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



DEFENCE be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Indian Army has disbanded certain caste based regiments and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government also proposes to disband all other caste based regiments in Indian Army;

(c) if so, the time by which these caste based regiments are likely to be disbanded; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) to (d): The existing Regiments of the Indian Army are constituted on the basis of enhancing cohesion and war fighting potential and have stood the test of time in an exemplary manner.
There is no proposal to disband any existing Regiment of the Indian Army.

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