- Dec 3, 2010
I remember, the madras regiment training is very brutal. They used to wake us up at 4.00am in morning and make us jog all the way upto Doddabetta Peak roughly 12km.. (remember ooty is coldest place in tamilnadu and during winter morning the temperature are in single digits)The current Madras regiment formed after the merger of Mysuru infantry, carnatic regiment and large parts of the original madras regiment, it's a systesie's of many south Indian battalion where all are from south indian state's.
The regiment still recruits heavily from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with a slight majority of Tamil- and Malayalam-speaking recruits. Drill commands by NCOs are commonly given in Tamil or Malayalam. However, since the 1990s the percentage from Kannadiga and Telugu speaking recruits has increased, commands are also given through Telugu and Kannada. Also the officers of the regiment can be from any part of India.
And when u come back to base after all that jogging, you will be served only 4 x fucking parle g biscuits and 1 glass of T(chai) as breakfast.. and 45 min break.
And then return to ground again till 1.00 pm