National Geographic : 1972 Oct
Martial heritage stiffens the backbones of these new mem bers of India's Sikh Regiment (below). After touching the national flag in a pledge of loyalty to the constitution of India, raised hands here touch the passing Granth Sahib in a similar pledge. Cpl. Joginder Singh (right) shouts a com mand at the parade of new sol diers, proud to be a part of one of the most decorated regiments in the world.