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6th Rajputana Rifles
Active 1922–1947
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements World War II

The 6th Rajputana Rifles were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They were formed in 1922, after the Indian government reformed the army. They moved away from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. The regiment served in World War II and in 1947 was allocated to the new Indian Army after independence as the Rajputana Rifles.

A painting depicting members of the Rajputanta Rifles, of all ranks and uniforms. circa. 1911

During World War II the regiment was expanded to thirteen battalions and served in the Middle East, Burma and Malaya.[1] The 4th Battalion had the distinction of earning two Victoria Crosses during this conflict.[2]

Formation 1922


  1. Sharma 1990, pp. 106–109.
  2. Sharma 1990, p. 106.
  3. Sharma, pp. 104–105
  • Sharma, Gautam (1990). Valour and sacrifice: famous regiments of the Indian Army. Allied Publishers. ISBN 81-7023-140-X. 

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