'Badluram ka badan': Origins of Indian Army's favourite marching song, and why it retains its iconic status
Badluram, a jawan in the Assam Regiment, died during World War II in Japan when India was still under British rule. The quartermaster was supposed to report deaths of the soldiers to the authorities so that the ration for the slain soldiers be stopped. But he didn’t remove Badluram’s name from the list. Every soldier was entitled to ration (food supplies) and the quartermaster continued to take rations on Badluram's name. Many, however, say he forgot to remove the name.
A senior Army official said on Friday that he was injured badly in the encounter as the terrorists who crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) were having a slight height advantage.
Assam Regiment has been adjudged the best marching contingent in the services category and Border Security Force among the para-military and other auxiliary forces which took part in 67th Republic Day parade at the Rajpath.
The Mizo soldiers belonged to the Assam Regiment and were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir as Rahstriya Rifles.