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The guardian, protector and the shield of our country, the Indian military

The Indian Armed Forces are the tactical powers of the Republic of India. It comprises three expert formally uniformed administrations: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Moreover, the Indian Armed Forces are upheld by the Central Armed Police Forces, Assam Rifles, Indian Coast Guard, and Special Frontier Force and different administration orders and organizations, for example, the Strategic Forces Command, the Andaman and Nicobar Command, and the Integrated Defense Staff. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces yet the chief power and obligation regarding public safety are vested in the Prime Minister of India and their Cabinet Ministers. It is the world's second-biggest military power and has the world's biggest armed force. It likewise has the third-biggest defence financial plan on the planet. It is critical to take note that the Central Armed Police Forces, which are alluded to as 'Armed Police Forces' are not military.


As such they are going by regular citizen officials from the Indian Police Service and are heavily influenced by the Ministry of Home Affairs, not the Ministry of Defense. The Indian military has taken part in various significant military activities, including the Indo-Pakistani conflicts, the Portuguese-Indian War, the Sino-Indian War, the Chola episode, the Sino-Indian encounter, the Kargil War, and the Siachen struggle among others. India praises its military and military faculty every year on Armed Forces Flag Day. Outfitted with the atomic group of three, the Indian military is consistently going through modernization with interests in regions like advanced soldier frameworks and missile protection frameworks. The armed force of India is parted into various groups in light of their district of activity.


The Indian Army has separated authoritatively into seven strategic orders, each heavily influenced by various Lieutenant Generals. The Indian Air Force is separated into five functional and two utilitarian commands. Each order is headed by an air official commanding-in-chief with the position of air marshal. The Indian Navy works on three commands. Each order is led by a flag official commander-in-chief with the position of a vice naval commander. There are two joint commands whose heads can have a place with any of the three administrations- Strategic Forces Command, Andaman and Nicobar Command. The absence of a general military administrator has helped hold the Indian Armed Forces under regular citizen control and has forestalled the ascent of military fascism. The significant organizations of the Indian armed force comprise the boundary areas of India, especially Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and Northeast India, to participate in counter-uprising and anti-terrorism militant tasks. The significant responsibilities of the Indian Navy comprise watch missions, hostile to anti-piracy tasks off the shoreline of Somalia, the 'Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise' with the Republic of Singapore Navy in the Straits of Malacca, keeping a tactical presence in Southeast Asian waters, and joint activities with different nations, for example, Brasil, South Africa, the United States, and Japan, France (Varuna maritime activities), the People's Republic of China, the Russian Navy (INDRA maritime activities), and others.


FAQs


Q1. What are the 4 tasks of the Indian military?


The Armed Forces have four fundamental tasks:


  • To assert the regional integrity of India.

  • To safeguard the nation whenever attacked by another country.

  • To help the civil community in the event of fiascos (for example drought).

  • To partake in United Nations peacekeeping tasks in consonance with India's obligation to the United Nations Charter.


Q2. Who was the first Indian military?


As indicated by Megasthenes, who filled in as a minister from the Seleucid Empire, Chandragupta Maurya fabricated a military comprising 30,000 rangers, 9,000 armed elephants, and 600,000 infantry. Chandragupta vanquished a lot of the Indian subcontinent, laying out a domain from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal.


Q3. Which is the best book to read about the Indian Army?

 

 India’s Most Fearless” by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh - It covers fourteen tales of courage, fearlessness, and heroism the soldiers displayed under a hostile environment like the surgical strikes that happened in Pakistan, and Myanmar.

 

“The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories” by Rachna Bisht Rawat - The authors talk to parents, children, and siblings of the armed forces and understand how twenty-one soldiers won India’s honor and conducted their duties while in battle.

 

Kargil: From Surprise To Victory” by General V. P. Malik all the factors that led to the Kargil war and the Pakistanis had to surrender.

 

“War Despatches: Indo-Pak Conflict 1965 “by Harbaksh Singh


Q4. Which book is best for Indian Army preparation?

 

·         Mission NDA: Serve At Young Age


·         SSB OIR & PPDT: Complete Guide To Stage 1 SSB Interview

 

·         Indian Army Agniveer GD + Tradesman Book by Ankit Bhati

 

·         Bhartiya Thal Sena MER Nursing Assistant - Major RD. Ahluwalia

 

·         CDS (OTA): Combined Defence Services Entrance Examination

 

·         Chakshu Indian Army Agniveer NER GD (General Duty) Agnipath Scheme Bharti Pariksha Practice Sets Book For 2022 Exam

 

      ·         Chakshu Army Ordnance Corps Centre (AOC) Tradesman Mate and Fireman Bharti Pariksha Practise Sets Book 2023, SRR Publication

 

·         SURA`S Indian Army Agnipath Agniveer General Duty (GD) and Tradesman Exam Book in English Medium, V.V.K Subburaj


Q5. Who wrote the book military History of India?


It examines the role of the military from ancient times to the present day. The book also catalogs the various operations undertaken by the Indian Army through the centuries within the country and overseas. Indian Navy, Air Force, and Paramilitary Forces have been adequately covered to highlight their role in the defense of the country. Major organizational changes introduced in the military apparatus and the operations have been narrated in detail.

 

Uma Prasad Thapliyal served till 1996 as the director of the History Division, Ministry of Defence, and Government of India. He has received a Senior Fellowship from the Indian Council of Historical Research in 1997.


Q6. Who is the father of the Indian Army?

 

A search on the internet will show a British Major Stringer Lawrence as the ‘the father of the Indian Army’ who was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the East India Company’s field forces in India with its headquarters at Fort St. David.

 

But the truth is different. The Indian National Army had over 3,000 troops in its ranks. Indian POWs also joined, and allied with the Empire of Japan. Raised by a former colonel of the British Indian Army, General Mohan Singh, but was later led by Subhas Chandra Bose. With the fall of Singapore in 1942, over 30,000 joined the Indian National Army.

 

“Give me your blood, I’ll bring you freedom - Subhas Chandra Bose”


Q7. Which book is best for joining the Indian Army?

 

·         Indian Army Soldier GD (General Duty) GK Book - Yajvendra Yadav, Ram Singh Yadav

 

·         GK Book for Army GD, Clerk and Nursing Assistant - S.K. Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

 

·         Advanced Objective General Knowledge - S. Chand

 

·         General Science for Competitive Exams (Objective & Subjective) - B. K. Publications

 

·         Objective Math for Army Soldier GD, Clerk, Technical - S.K. Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

 

·         Fast Track Objective Arithmetic - Rajesh Verma

 

·         Handbook of Mathematics - Arihant Publications

 

·         Objective Computer Awareness - R. Pillai

 

·         Computer Awareness Objective and Subjective - Soumya Ranjan Behera

 

·         English Grammar and Composition - S. C. Gupta

 

·         Tips and Techniques in English for Competitive Exams - Disha Publications