(Last Updated on : 05/11/2012)
The British Indian auxiliary cavalry regiment of the Punjab Light Horse was one of the most prominent units of the British Cavalry Reserve. The battalion was formed by the Honourable British East India Company
in the year 1867. Later in 1903, all the army regiments under the administration of the East India Company and the Presidency Armies in British India were joined to form the United British Indian Army
. The headquarters of the regiment was established at Lahore in British Punjab
The Punjab Light Horse unit was almost equal in military strength to a battalion and functioned as a mounted infantry regiment rather than conventional cavalry unit. It consisted of almost four hundred army men.
After the national freedom was attained from the supremacy of the British Empire in India
, the country was divided into 2 geographical and political regions. Consequently, the Union of India
and the Dominion of Pakistan was formed. Lahore was assigned to Pakistan during the Partition of India
. The British Indian Army
was also shared among the modern Indian Army and the army of Pakistan. The Punjab Light Horse unit was dissolved in the year 1947.
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