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11th Sikh Regiment Wikipedia
The 11th Sikh Regiment were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1922, when after World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. The regiment was formed from the:1st Battalion – 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
2nd Battalion – 15th Ludhiana Sikhs
3rd Battalion – 45th Rattray's Sikhs
4th Battalion – 36th Sikhs
5th Battalion – 47th Sikhs
10th Training Battalion – 35th Sikhs
During World War II a further seven infantry battalions were formed the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 25th and a machine gun battalion. The 8th and 9th battalions were converted to Light Anti-Aircraft battalions.
The regiment was allocated to the new Indian Army on independence and became the Sikh Regiment.