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The Berar Volunteer Rifle Corps was an infantry battalion of the Volunteer Corps that functioned under the British Indian Army
. The regiment was raised under the Resident of British India
for the Princely State of Hyderabad
. It was formed on 21st February 1879 as the Berar Volunteer Rifle Corps. It was included as a part of the erstwhile Presidency Armies in British India
, which included the 3 main British armed forces, namely the Bombay Army
of Bombay Presidency
; the Madras Army
of Madras Presidency
; and the Bengal Army
of Bengal Presidency
The headquarters of the Berar Volunteer Rifle Corps was set up in Amraoti (Amravati
) in Maharashtra
. In 1901, the uniform of the infantry unit included khaki drill. The unit stationed several detachments at various posts in Basim, Sheogaon, Khamgaum, Buldana, Budneira, Ellichpur, Wun and Akola.
Later on 1st October 1904 the Berar Volunteer Rifle Corps was later merged with the Nagpur Volunteer Rifles.
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