16th Light Cavalry marching from Quetta to Sibi, 1935
16th Light Cavalry polo players, 1935
Training horses for the 16th Light Cavalry at Sibi Camp, Baluchistan, 1935
16th Light Cavalry training, 1935
The 16th Light Cavalry is a regiment of the Armoured Corps, a primary combat arm of the Indian Army. Prior to India gaining independence from the British in 1947, it was a regular cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was formed in 1776 and is the oldest armoured regiment raised in India. The 16th Light Cavalry saw service in a number of conflicts ranging from the Second Anglo-Mysore War in 1781 to World War II. It has a number of battle honours including "Punjab 1965" earned during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.