3rd Palamcottah Light Infantry

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Known as 3rd Palamcottah Light Infantry MNI in the Madras Army
Known as 63rd (Palamcottah) Light Infantry in the Indian Army


  • 1759 formed as 4th Battalion Coast Sepoys
  • 1769 became 4th Carnatic Battalion
  • 1779 became 3rd Carnatic Battalion
  • 1784 became 3rd Madras Battalion
  • 1796 became 1st Battalion, 3rd Madras Native Infantry
  • 1812 became 3rd Madras Native Infantry (Palamcottah Light Infantry)
  • 1824 became 3rd Palamcottah Light Infantry Regiment, Madras Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 3rd Palamcottah Regiment, Madras Light Infantry
  • 1901 became 63rd (Palamcottah) Madras Light Infantry
  • 1903 became 63rd (Palamcotta) Light Infantry
  • 1922 disbanded

External Links

63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry regiments.org
63rd (Palamcottah) Light Infantry British Empire website
Palamcottah www.britannica.com