Raised in 1846 as 16th Regiment of Bengal Irregular Cavalry. 1847 – 17th Regiment of Bengal Irregular Cavalry. 1861 – 7th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry. 1900 – 7th Regiment of Bengal Lancers. 1901 – 7th Bengal Lancers. 1903 – 7th Lancers. 1904 – 7th Hariana Lancers.
In 1921 the 7th Hariana Lancers were amalgamated with the in 6th King Edward’s Own Cavalry to form the 6th/7th Cavalry.In 1922 it became 18th King Edward’s Own Cavalry.In 1947, after Independence the Regiment was part of the new Indian Army as 18th Light Cavalry.Battle Honours: Punjab, Burma 1885-87.Composition (1901): Sikhs, Dogras, Jats, Rajputs, Hindustani Muhammadans and Bramins.The regimental color of the kurta was scarlet. For this reason the full dress of native officer was scarlet. The lungi is blue with gold stripes, the kullah is red and gold. The kurta has a gold lace with a piping of gold braid on collar, front and pocket edges.The regulations of 1901 stated that “the British officers of the 7th Bengal Lancers will continue to wear uniform of Bengal Cavalry pattern but will adopt the Lancer pattern gradually as necessary”.The figure corresponds to Neb Ram, the Risaldar (Lieutenant) who was the comissioned officer to travel to London for the Diamond. Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.The saddle is the model of 1890, which remained in service until 1902. The cruppers was discarded in this pattern