10:55. Two such forts on the Samana ridge of the Hindukush & Sulaiman ranges that is Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan were a few miles apart. The weapons used by the Indian troops were of an older generation as compared to the small arms issued to British troops. Posted by Jagga Singh Mukandpur Wala on 17th Jul 2013. It was very interesting to know about the bravery of Indian soldiers in the last battle of the 36th Sikh battalion during the India Britannica (1897). This comic is truly a mark of respect for those who laid down their lives and didn't turn back on their duties. (The Times, April 07, 1899), …the conduct displayed by the 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment whose names were inscribed on the memorial was characteristic of the [Sikh] nation's traditions. The 36th Sikhs were raised in 1887 at a time when Russian expansion was feared and the North-West Frontier needed strong fortification. The best one from the author yet. Highly recommend, I knew nothing about the the Battle of Saragarhi before I read this book. Ten thousand Pathans and Afghan tribesmen advanced on their signaling post of Saragarhi, in the North-West frontier region of undivided British India. The battle took place 12th September 1897 in Tirah region of North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan. When repeated attacks failed, the enemy set fire to the surrounding bushes & shrubs and two of the tribesmen under cover of smoke, managed to close in with the post’s boundary wall in an area blind to the defender’s observation and rifle fire from the post holes. A few attempts were made to send a relief column from Fort Lockhart but these were foiled by the tribals. Posted by Sridhar Govindarajan (Virginia Beach, VA, USA) on 3rd Jan 2012. The enemy now rushed the gate as well as the breach. Never before or since has a body of troops – that is, all of them won gallantry awards in a single action. I congratulate whole team of Mr. Daljeet Singh Sidhu and Mr. Amarjit Virdi for this great uprala. They had one other change in title in 1901, when they became the 36th Sikh Infantry. A fun way of explaining our history to the kids. The relief column from Lockhart on the return trip reinforced the signalling detachment at Saragarhi making its strength to 1 NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) and 20 ORs (Other Ranks). The Saragarhi post after the Battle From Fort Lockhart, troops and the Commanding Officer could count at least 14 standards and that gave an idea of the number of tribes and their massed strength against the Saragarhi relay post (estimated at between 10,000 to 12,000 tribals). I am now waiting forthe next one. Command your troops and defend the fort against enemy waves. The 36th Sikhs were raised in 1887 at a time when Russian expansion was feared and the North-West Frontier needed strong fortification. Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty. In this uprising, Mullahs (Muslim religious leaders) played a prominent role. When brave men lay down their lives for the sake of their motherland, generations after generation remember them with immense pride. Worth every penny. Win Army medals and get promoted to Naik, Haveldar, Subedar, Subedar Major. It is a great read for any age. The Sikh Regiment is one of the highest decorated regiments of the Indian Army, with 72 Battle Honours, 15 Theater Honours and 5 COAS Unit Citations besides 2 PVCs, 14 MVCs, 5 KCs, 67 VrCs and 1596 other gallantry awards. It was like making movie with 21 heroes in just 40 pages. The groups of soldiers were posted at Samana Hills, … I did not even know some of the facts, especially the map given on front page, which makes it visualize the location. For quite some time, the troops held their own against the determined and repeated attacks by the wild and ferocious hordes. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 36th sikh regiment News - Find 36th sikh regiment latest News and Headlines today along with 36th sikh regiment Photos and Videos at HindustanTimes.com. Some of my family can not read punjabi and have troubles understanding long complicated punjabi words, so these comic books are great for teaching them sikh history in english due to the language barrier. I watched the series on netflex it was truly assome how brave they stood up to the afghans to the end. It is the most decorated regiment of the Indian Army and in 1979, the 1st battalion was the Commonwealth's most decorated battalion with 245 pre-independence and 82 post-independence gallantry awards, when it was transformed into the 4th From this vantage point in the tower he wrought havoc on the intruders in the post. On the fated date, these soldiers were attacked around 9 am in the morning from all sides by more than 10,000 Afghan-Orakzai tribemen from the Afghanistan side.