Governor General's Bodyguard
- 1773 formed with 50 troopers at Benares by Warren Hastings as the Governor's Troop of Moghuls
- 1784 became the Governor General's Bodyguard
- 1858 became the Viceroy's Bodyguard
- 1944 became 44th Indian Airborne Division Reconnaissance Squadron (Governor General's Bodyguard)
- 1947 reverted to Governor General's Bodyguard and split into two units to serve India & Pakistan on Partition
- 1950 renamed the President's Bodyguard when India became a republic
- British Officer
Head dress- White spike helmet. White puggaree.
Tunic- Scarlet Hussar tunic, Blue facing, gold lace.
Cuff- For Field Officer: Bengal Knot with figured braid, for Captain: Bengal knot with russian braid form eye and Lieutenant: Only bengal knot.
Collar- For Field Officer: Regimental lace on top with figured braid, for Captain: Regimental lace on top with russian braid form eye and Lieutenant: Only Regimental lace on top.
- Governor General's Bodyguard Wikipedia
- President's Bodyguard President of India website
- The President's Body Guard - A History bharat-rakshak.com
Historical books online
- Historical Records of the Governor-General's Body Guard by V C P Hodson 1910 Archive.org
- "The First Sikh War 1845-1846", page 46 Reynell Taylor, C. B., C. S. I. a Biography by E. Gambier Parry 1888 Archive.org. The subject then was in the Governor General's Bodyguard and was wounded at the Battle of Moodkee
- Khaki and Gown : an Autobiography by Field-Marshal Lord Birdwood 1941. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library. Page 74 - in 1893 he was appointed as adjutant of the Viceroy's Body Guard, where he effectively served to 1897 when he took part in the Tirah Campaign.