38th Dogras

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38th Dogras
Active 1858–1922
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Part of Bengal Army (to 1895)
Bengal Command
Uniform Red; faced dark blue, 1892 yellow
Engagements Punjab Frontier
Siege of Malakand

The 38th Dogras were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1858, when they were raised as the Agra Levy.

The regiment took part in the Siege of Malakand in 1897.[1] To honour the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Indian they took part in the Rawalpindi Parade 1905. After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments.[2] In 1922, the 38th Dogras became the 2nd Battalion, 17th Dogra Regiment. In 1947, the regiment was allocated to the new Indian Army on independence.

Predecessor names[edit]

  • 1864: 38th (Agra) Regiment BNI
  • 1890: 38th (Dogra) Regiment, Bengal Infantry
  • 1901: 38th Dogra Infantry.



  • Barthorp, Michael; Burn, Jeffrey (1979). Indian infantry regiments 1860–1914. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-307-0. 
  • Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914–1947. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-196-6.