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  • n. Plural form of havildar.


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  • Children should be taught about the Indian divisions in the WWI trenches, even more so the gallant havildars and sepoys of Victorian Empire.

    It's That Time Of Year ...

  • Macgillicuddy did not make his appearance when I reviewed my little force, and the three havildars were likewise absent: this did not surprise me, as I had told them not to leave their prisoner; but desirous to speak with the lieutenant, I despatched a messenger to him, and ordered him to appear immediately.


  • The second batch — from Lohardaga and Simdega districts and undergoing training at present — comprises sub-inspectors, havildars and constables.

    Ready for rebel combat with army tips

  • Deputy Inspector General of Police Anil Palta said an assistant sub-inspector, two havildars and 11 jawans of the Special Task Force were killed in the blast this afternoon in Kanchkir village, about 50 km from Bokaro.

    Maoists retaliate against increased police brutality and repression - 14 dead

  • I forged ahead, and when I came on the Delhi road at last, what did I see but two companies of sepoys tramping along under the moon, in fair order, singing and chanting as they went, with their muskets slung and the havildars calling the step.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Then all the rest of the men, havildars no whit behind the rest, swooped down on the camp-fires, and presently the smell of toasting corn began to rise, until my mouth watered and my belly yearned.

    Hira Singh : when India came to fight in Flanders

  • Two brave havildars kept close to him, all three in advance of their regiment, and all fell dead together, but not till several of the fiercest of the Beloochee swordsmen were seen to sink beneath the brave Jackson's strong arm and whirling blade.

    Our Soldiers Gallant Deeds of the British Army during Victoria's Reign

  • His loss had been one subadar, one havildar, and three sipahees killed; one subadar, two havildars, one naik, and fourteen sipahees wounded and missing.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • During furlough, subadars receive 52 rupees a - month instead of 67; jemadars 17, instead of 24; havildars 9, instead of 14; naicks 7, instead of 12; and sipahees 5-8, instead of 7.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • Operations are led by havildars or constables -- and this has become a critical point of dispute in joint operations with CPMFs, Sahni explained.


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