6th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as 59th Scinde Rifles


  • 1843 raised in Karachi by Lt Robert FitzGerald as Scinde Camel Corps
  • 1851 retitled as the Scinde Rifle Corps, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 6th Punjab Infantry Regiment
  • 1903 became 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1921 became 59th Royal Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 became 6th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1945 became 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on partition
  • 1957 became 1st battalion Frontier Force Regiment

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