In the backdrop of the ban on any new regiments based on ethnic background or nationality, beyond those that have already been created by the British Indian Empire, there have been calls for new regiment(s) for the Tribals. The following news in Times of India talks about this issue: Questions one may ponder: Why regiments based on social, ethnic and regional lines? Corollary: Why not? Why a ban on such regiments post Independence? Corollary: Why not? If GoI is continuing with those regiments created by the British Indian Empire, why is there a ban on newer regiments?