32nd Sikh Pioneers

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32nd Sikh Pioneers
Active 1857-1922
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Three battalions
PartĀ of Bengal Army (to 1895)
2nd (Sialkot) Cavalry Brigade
Nickname(s) Mazhabi Pioneers
Uniform Red; faced dark blue
Engagements Delhi
1878 - 80 Afghanistan
1888 Sikkim Expedition
1897 Chitral

The 32nd Sikh Pioneers was a regiment of the Indian Army during British rule. The regiment was founded in 1857 as the Punjab Sappers (Pioneers).[1] After a series of names changes, it became the 32nd Punjab Pioneers in 1901 and the 32nd Sikh Pioneers in 1903. To honour the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Indian they took part in the Rawalpindi Parade 1905. In 1922, it united with 23rd Sikh Pioneers and 34th Sikh Pioneers, to form 2nd Bn, 3rd Sikh Pioneers. Their most celebrated feat of arms was the relief in 1895 of the besieged British garrison of Chitral, by a gruelling crossing of the snow-covered Shandur Pass.


  1. ^ British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: Indian Infantry: 32nd Sikh Pioneers
  • "32nd Sikh Pioneers". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 9 September 2007.

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