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The Indian Army is the world's second largest army in terms of military personnel. The basic responsibility of the Army is to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation against external aggressio. In addition, the Army is often required to assist the civil administration during internal security disturbances and in the mainntenance of law and order, in organising relief operations during natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and cyclones and in the maintenance of essential services.
Army has its headquarters in New Delhi.
The Indian Army is one of the finest armies in the world. Modernisation and upgradation of Army is a continuous process to keep Armed Forces ready to meet any challenge of tomorrow. It is based on fiver years plans. Focus and core areas of modernisation has been:-
- Improvement in the Fire Power and increased Mobiliy
- All Weather Battle Field Surveillance capability
- Night Fighting capabilities
- Enhace capability of Special Force
- Capability for Network Centric Warfare
- NBC Protection
It is head by Chief of the Army Staff and assisted by the Vice-Chief of the Army Staff and seven
other Principal Staff Officers, namely, two Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Ajutant General, Quarter
Master General, Master General of Ordinance, Military Secretary and Engineer-in-Chief.
The army has following commands
Each under a General officer Commanding-n-Chief of the rank of a Lieutant-General.
The Major Static Formation are divided into Areas, Independent Sub-Areas and sub-areas.
Area is commanded by a General Officer Commanding of the rank of a Major General and an Independent
Sub-Area and sub-area by a Brigadier.
|S.No. ||Command ||Headquarter
|1 ||Western command ||Chandigarh
|2 ||Eastern command ||Kolkata
|3 ||Northern command ||56 APO
|4 ||Southern command ||Pune
|5 ||Central command ||Lucknow
|6 ||Army Training Command ||Shimla
|7 ||South Western Command ||Jaipur
Indian army is divided broadly into two main categories:-
Indian Army consists of following ranks:-
- Lt. General
- Major General
- Lt. Colonel