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How much is Gujarati in army?

How much is Gujarati in army?

In the past five years, of the total 4,39,866 youths from Gujarat, who applied for a career in the armed forces, only 7,097 got selected. Simply put, less than two out of every 100 applicants from Gujarat get a job in the armed forces. Defence experts say this number is among the lowest across the country.

Why there is no Brahman regiment in Indian Army?

Post-war service and disbandment The 1st Brahmans became the 4th Battalion of the 1st Punjab Regiment in 1922. It was disbanded in 1931 due to retrenchment in the Indian Army.

How many Gujaratis are there in India?

Gujarati people

Total population
c. 73 million
Regions with significant populations
India 63,872,399 Pakistan 5,000,000
USA 500,000–1,700,000
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Do Brahmins join Indian Army?

The Brahmans only enlist in two class regiments of the Indian Army. The type recruited is of magnificent physique; their breeding and pride of race is reflected in their cleanliness and smartness on parade.

Is there any baniya in Indian Army?

Historically, Brahmin–Baniyas never established a Brahmin–Baniya Regiment in the Indian army to protect India. The Indian army had/has a Mahar Regiment, Ahir (Yadav) Regiment, Jat Regiment, Gurkha Regiment and so on. In fact, except Ambedkar’s father no national leader’s father worked as a soldier in the army.

Why are there so few Gujaratis in the Indian Army?

Another reason for the lack of Gujaratis in the army is that the state has a powerful mercantile ethic. This stresses pragmatism and does not give much importance to honour. Many ‘martial’ communities will scoff at this ethic but it is the reason Gujarat has produced great businessmen.

Is there a difference between Gurkha army and Gujarat army?

Nepal, a nation less than half the size of Gujarat, has sent many times more soldiers to fight for India than Gujaratis. The Gurkha regiments are in fact one of the finest fighting units anywhere in the world. In contrast, Gujarat has no tradition of soldiery and this is not totally unique.

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Is there a tradition of soldiery in Gujarat?

In contrast, Gujarat has no tradition of soldiery and this is not totally unique. Recruitment to the army in India and also in Pakistan is unevenly spread. Ghalib said that “sau pusht se, hai pesha e aaba sipahgari” (for 100 generations, the profession in my family has been soldiery).

Why is there a lack of Honour in Gujarat?

This stresses pragmatism and does not give much importance to honour. Many ‘martial’ communities will scoff at this ethic but it is the reason Gujarat has produced great businessmen. The ability to compromise instead of standing fixed on honour is also the reason Gujarat has produced many great statemen.

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