131 Young Soldiers Join Ladakh Scouts Regiment

A spectacular Attestation Parade was held at LADAKH SCOUTS Regimental Centre, Leh to mark the entry of 131 well trained recruits into Regiments as YoungSoldiers.

The Indian Army on Saturday said an attestation parade was held at the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in Leh to mark the entry of 131 well-trained recruits into the Ladakh Scouts regiment.

The Indian Army said due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and advisories.

Soldiers took oath in unison to serve the Nation.

The attestation parade was conducted in the highest traditions of the Indian Army and reviewed by Brigadier Arun C.G., Deputy General Officer Commanding, Leh Sub Area.

“The young soldiers, hailing from all regions of Ladakh, took oath in unison to serve the nation,” the Army said.

Soldiers took oath in unison to serve the Nation.

Brigadier Arun congratulated them and urged them to devote their lives in the service of the nation as proud soldiers of the Indian Army.

He exhorted the young soldiers to continue to strive hard in pursuit of excellence in all spheres of the profession and take a solemn vow to uphold the sovereignty of the nation against all odds in the true spirit, signified by the ethos of the Indian Army.

“The young riflemen were awarded medals for their outstanding performance during training. It was indeed a proud moment for the recruits who hail from far-flung areas of Ladakh to join the Ladakh Scouts regiment as young soldiers,” the Army said.


  • Nickname: “Snow Warriors or Snow Tigers
  • War Cry: “Ki ki so so Lhargyalo” (Victory to God)
  • Regimental Centre: Leh, Ladakh
  • Active From: 1963.

Specializing in Mountain Warfare, the regiment’s primary role is to guard India’s borders in the high-altitude areas of the union territory of Ladakh. Raised by Colonel S.P. Salunke, the Ladakh Scouts were converted into an Army regiment in 2000.

The Ladakh Scouts recruits mainly from India’s Ladakhi and Tibetan communities and is among the Indian Army’s most decorated units. Its soldiers have been honoured with over 300 gallantry awards and citations including one Unit citation, one Ashok Chakra, ten Maha Vir Chakras and two Kirti Chakras.

Units of the Ladakh Scouts were deployed with a battalion of the Kumaon Regiment to capture the Siachen Glacier in April 1984, as a part of Operation Meghdoot. The Ladakh Scouts were one of the first units to be deployed in action in Operation Vijay. Its units displayed exemplary gallantry and won numerous awards, including a Maha Vir Chakra for Major Sonam Wangchuk.

The presidential colours were presented to the regiment on 21 August 2017 by Ram Nath Kovind. The Ladakh Scouts have produced notable winter sport athletes, National Level Ice Hockey Players and many more national & ASIAN Level players.


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