Best answer: Who was the first Indian soldier?

Who was the first ever soldier?

Private John Parr (19 July 1897 – 21 August 1914) was an English soldier. He is believed to be the first soldier of the British Empire to fall in action during the First World War.

John Parr (British Army soldier)

John Parr
Rank Private
Service number 14196
Unit (Duke of Cambridge’s) Middlesex Regiment
Battles/wars First World War

Who is the most famous Indian soldier?

Captain Vikram Batra, PVC (9 September 1974 – 7 July 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

What is the oldest army in the world?

Oldest active military units still in operation

Year Name Current location
1248 King’s Own Immemorial 1st Infantry Regiment Madrid, Spain
1479 1st Infantry Regiment Sarrebourg, France
1485 Yeomen of the Guard St. James’s Palace, London, England
1506 Papal Swiss Guard Vatican City
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