Over its life of more than 200 years, the regiment has participated in various actions and operations both in the pre and post-independence India and abroad, including the First and the Second World Wars. Numerous sections of the Jat regiment fought in the First World War including the 14th Murray's Jat Lancers.
The Jat people
Jat people formed part of almost all successful armies of Indian feudal states. They offered a vigorous resistance to the Arab invaders. In 836 they were overthrown by Amran and used their arms to vanquish the Meds on the Indus River. In the reign of Abbasid Caliph Mansur (813–33) they broke a rebellion which it took him and his successor Mutasim (833–42), the best part of 20 years to quell.
Ibn Khurdabah mentions 'Zutts' as guarding the route between Kirman and Mansura while Ibn Hawqal writes:... Read More