The people of Coorg have a tradition of courage and bravery. How has it been recognized in modern India?

The people of Coorg are known for their high energy, courage and adventurous sports like canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking, trekking, etc. The Coorg Regiment is one of the most decorated regiments in the Indian Army. The first Chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi. Even now Kodavus are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a license.

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