Ajmer Regiment

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The Ajmer Regiment was an Indian Army Regiment raised during the Second World War

There are some references to it being an Indian States Forces, or ISF, Regiment which were raised by the Princely States. However, this appears to be incorrect as Ajmer was administered directly by the British, and does not appear to be classified as a Princely State.

The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Ajmer Regiment were converted from the 26th and 27th Battalions, 4th Bombay Grenadiers, and disbanded after the war. [1]

The 1st and 3rd Battalions served in India through out the War.

The 2nd Ajmer Regiment saw action in Burma. The 2nd Battalion served on Line of Communication duties in Assam with 202nd Line of Communications Area from January 1943 to March 1944 and with 36th Indian Infantry Brigade from the end June 1944 at Cox's Bazaar to November 1944, and subsequently in the Ukhia area and on Cheduba Island.[2]



  1. Page 77 Valour and Sacrifice: Famous Regiments of the Indian Army by Gautam Sharma. Google Books
  2. dryan67 14/12 Frontier Force Regiment and The Ajmer Regiment WW2Talk Forum 24 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History.
    Also see British Forces Indian Ocean Theater September 1944- May 1945 Nafziger Collection, cgsc.edu, which gives as reference: Kirby, Stanley, Woodburn, The War Against Japan, London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1961.