Indian Army
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Indian Army is one of the largest components of the Indian Armed force which is also known as Bhartiya Thal Sena. The President of India acquires the supreme commander post in the Indian Army. Professionally Cheif of Army Staff had control over the Army and its major decisions. India has a history of slavery under the British and our Army was originally originated from the British Indian Army which later becomes our nation’s personal army after independence. The first and the foremost motive of our Army is to ensure the national security of the nation and to protect it from external aggression and internal threats.

Indian Army is the second-largest army in the world after China with a strength of 1.4 million active personnel. It also has the world’s 4th largest defense budget as per the 2019 report. The main feature of the Indian Army is that it is the largest volunteer military force in the world which means it is not mandatory for people to join the army they willingly join the force.

Regiments and Weapons

Indian Army
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There are a total of 65 armored regiments in the Indian Army and have several infantry regiments. These regiments are divided into various subcategories and groups as per the requirements. Some top regiments are President’s Body Guard and 61st Cavalry. Our militant force uses around 72 types of weapons including short guns and grenade launchers. This count does not include vehicular weapons like tanks, trucks, etc

Wars

Our Army has been involved in several wars after independence 5 with our neighboring Pakistan and 1 with China-

Kashmir War 1947

After partition, severe tensions started between India and Pakistan. They want Kashmir to be a part of their nation as the majority are Muslims there. As a result, On 22nd October Pakistan started a war for invading Kashmir and send its troops. On 26th October Indian troops were airlifted to Kashmir and a very cold war happened between the two nations for several days. Pakistan troops were stopped after a limited line and that line is today’s known as the line of control.

India-China War 1962

The disputed occurred between India and China for the borders of Aksai Chin that India claimed was a part of Laddakh. Small scale clashes triggered a very severe outbreak of war where both China and India suffered huge losses. Also, poor coordination between the army regiments and late decisions from the decision-makers left India with only Arunachal Pradesh.

Indo-Pakistan War 1965

In 1965, Pakistan again started a war for Kashmir. Pakistani leaders believed that India was still recovering from the India-China war but they were completely wrong. Pakistani troops were brutally invaded by the Indian Army and several tanks of Pakistani Army were captured by India.

Kargil War 1999

The third war between India and China Started in 1999 after the Lahore Summit signed between India and Pakistan. In mid-1999, Pakistani forces and Kashmiri traitors captured the heights of the Himalayas known by Kargil District. The main advantage they got is the height as the main highway which is the supply route for the army was their direct aim. The 2,00,000 Indian troops invaded the Pakistani troops from the Kargil. Along with them, around 3000 Islamist fighters of Kashmir were also killed by our Proud Indian Army

URI (Surgical Strike 2016)

In 2018, four militants attacked the Indian Army base near the town URI. 19 Indian Army militants were killed in that operation od Pakistani terrorist Jaish-e-Muhammad. On 29th September, the Indian army announced about their operation known as Surgical Strike that they destroyed several military bases of Pakistan.

Air Strike– In 2019, again a terrorist attack was done by Pakistani Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad on 14th February. In retaliation, an Air Strike was done by our Indian Air force which again was done very successfully.

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