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Indian army


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Indian army

  1. 1. Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, inrecognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa.Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificedtheir lives to protect our country and the people living in it.
  2. 2. Indian Army The Indian Army has proved that the regimental colours its Jawans carry are still a matter of honour. The many wars it faced, have ensured that those traditions would be carried on by many generations of fighting Jawans in the years to come. Most of all, the Jawans have learnt that after all was said and done, honour in battle meant standing one’s ground and fighting – even to the last man or tank if necessary.
  3. 3. Army StrenghPersonnel Army : 9,80,000 active troops. Army Reserves :  3,00,000 first line troops (within five years of full time service)  5,00,000 second line troops (commitment until 50 years of age.) Territorial Army :  40,000 first line troops  1,60,000 second line troops
  4. 4. Army strength Command Structure Indian Army HQ : New Delhi Operational Commands : Northern Command – HQ in Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir. Western Command – HQ in Chandimandir, Chandigarh. South Western Command – HQ in Pathankot, Punjab. Central Command – HQ in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Eastern Command – HQ in Kolkata, West Bengal. Southern Command – HQ in Pune, Maharashtra. Functional Commands:  Training Command (ARTRAC)
  6. 6. Army StrengthFormations Corps Armour Infantry Artillery Air Defence Aviation Territorial Army
  7. 7. “Yeh Dil Maange More”Captain Vikram Batra :Param Veer Chakra
  8. 8. Passing Out Parade Passing Out ParadeIMA NDA Wagah Border Parade
  9. 9. Indian Air Force The Indian Air Force(IAF) today, having completed the Platinum Jubilee of dedicated service to the nation, is a modern, technology- intensive force distinguished by its commitment to excellence and professionalism. Keeping pace with demands of contemporary advancements, the IAF continues to modernise in a phased manner and today it stands as a credible air power counted amongst the fore-most professional services in the world.
  10. 10. Indians Air ForceCommands The Indians Air Force has seven commands,of which five are operational and two functional namely : HQ Central Air Command, Allahabad HQ Eastern Air Command, Shillong HQ Western Air Command, New Delhi HQ Southern Air Command, Thiruvanthapuram HQ South-Western Air Command,Gandhinagar HQ Maintenance Command,Nagpur and HQ Training Command , Banglore
  11. 11. Indian Air ForceSquadrons and HelicoptersUnits first Indian Air Force unit raised  The was No.1 Squadron,Indian Air Force on 1st April 1993. Since then a number of Squadrons, Flights and Units were raised spanning the number range 1 – 224. With the exception of a few SA-2 Squadrons raised in the mid 60s, all other Squadrons operated either fixed wing aircraft or helicopters.
  12. 12. Indian Air ForceFighters The fighter aircraft in the IAF inventory are the primary means to achieve and maintain air supremacy over the battle field.These aircraft are designed for air-to-air combat in order to achieve their goals.
  13. 13. Indian Air ForceStrike,Attack And Close Support Aircraft These are military aircraft designed to attack targets on the ground. They are often deployed as close air support for, and in proximity to, their own ground forces, requiring precision strikes from these aircraft.
  14. 14. Indian Air ForceAirborne Early Warning Aircraft These aircraft are designed to decect and distinguished hostile aircraft. The system can be used to direct fighters and strike aircraft to their target and warn them of hostile enemy aircraft in the ara.
  15. 15. Indian Air ForceTanker Aircraft These aircraft are used for aerial refueling which allow Iaf aircraft to remain airborne for longer periods, hence enhancing their effective range. Aerial refueling also allows aircraft to take-off with greater payload(by carrying less fuel during take-off).
  16. 16. Indian Navy It currently has approximately 56,000 personnel on active duty, including 5,000 members of the naval aviation branch, 1,200 marine commandos and 1,000 Sagar Prahari Bal Soldiers, making it the world’s fifth largest navy in terms of pesonnel. The Indian Navy currently operated around 170 vessels, including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat , along with operational jet fighters.
  17. 17. Indian NavyNaval Aviation The Naval Air Arm formally took birth with the commissioning of INS Garuda, a naval air station based at Kochi on 11 May 1953. A little earlier, on 4 February 1953, the first Indian Naval Aircraft – the short Sealand {IN101} – landed at Kochi. IN101 joined the Fleet Requirement Unit, which later became the first Indian Naval Air Squadron – INAS 550 – on 17th june 1959. The aircraft carrier Vikrant arrived in 1961 , with her squadrons of British Sea Hawk jets, French Alize ASW aircraft and French Alouette iii helicopters.
  18. 18. Indian NavySubmarines There are three class of submarines currently in service. Sindhugosh (kilo) Class 10 in service { 1 undergoing mid-life refit } Shishumar (HDW 209) Class 4 in service Kalvari(Foxtrot) Class 2 in service { 1 undergoing refit}
  19. 19. Indian Coast Guard The Indian Coast Guard [Bharatiya Thatrakshak] was constituted as the fourth armed union of India, on 19 August 1978, under the coast Guard Act. The force’s main function is to protect indian’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), covering an area of 2.02 million sq. km, and operates under the effective control of the Ministry of Defense. Coast Guard vessels and aircraft have been assisting the custom authorities in anti-smuggling operations and has effectively served national interests in high-risk aras.