Northern Light Infantry

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Northern Light Infantry
Badge of Northern Light Infantry.jpg
Active 1971 - present
Country Pakistan
Branch  Pakistan Army
Type Light Infantry
Size 58 battalions
Regimental Centre Bunji, Pakistan
Colors Green
Engagements Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Pak-Indo War 1965
Pak-Indo War 1971
Siachen Conflict
Kargil War
Colonel Commandant of the NLI Regiment Lt Gen Mohsin Kamal

The Northern Light Infantry (reporting name: NLI) is a light infantry regiment in the Pakistan Army, based and currently headquartered in Gilgit, the capital of Gilgit–Baltistan. Along with many unified armed forces presence in the Northern Areas, the NLI has the primary ground operations responsibility of protecting the strategically important northern areas of Pakistan.


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