It was attached with the Indian Eastern Army (presently Eastern Command of the Indian Army) from March 1942 to April 1943. The troops actively participated in the Burma Campaign. The 36th Indian Infantry Brigade was later allotted to the 26th Indian Infantry Division and served under its administration until the culmination of World War II.
The infantry formation also served as corps reserves for the XV Indian Corps in February 1944. The 36th Indian Infantry Brigade was dissolved in 1945.
Formation of 36th Indian Infantry Brigade
The 36th Indian Infantry Brigade included number military units of the British Indian army. These are mentioned as follows -
* 5/16th Punjab Regiment (July 1941 - November 1944)
* 8/13th Frontier Force Rifles (June 1941 - July 1944; October 1944 - August 1945)
* 1st North Staffordshire Regiment (October 1942 - September 1943)
* 7/5th Mahratta Light Infantry (August 1941 - May 1942)
* 9/15th Punjab Regiment (May 1944)
* 6th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery (May 1942 - September 1942)
* 1/8th Gurkha Rifles (November 1943 - August 1945)
* 5/9th Jat Regiment (December 1944 - August 1945)
* 2nd The Ajmer Regiment (November 1944 - April 1945)
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