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Published 2017-01-11
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Some facts about the Indian Army

The Indian Army is the largest land-based component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President serves as the supreme commander of the Indian Army. It was originated from the armies of the East India Company, which became the British Indian Army and finally became the national army after independence. Their primary mission, as you can guess is to ensure national security and nationhood unity, defending the nation from external aggression and internal threats and maintaining peace and security within its borders.

As far back as we are destined to the day we were born, we should understand that these are the days we are obligated to our armed force who remain by the outskirts and shield our country from every one of the disasters of the world. Thus, there are such a variety of things you would be shocked to know about them and should think about them that will absolutely astonish you totally.
Here are some amazing facts about the Indian Army.

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1. Our country has the biggest volunteer army. A volunteer military or all-volunteer military is one which derives its manpower from volunteers rather than conscription or mandatory service. A country may offer attractive pay and benefits through military recruitment to attract potential recruits. We should be proud of our people as there are so many people who are willing to go to death traps for the country.

2. The Baily Bridge is the bridge at the highest elevation in the world. This bridge is located in the Himalayan mountains between the Dras River and Suru River in the Ladakh Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is 30 meters (98 ft) long and is at an altitude of 5,602 meters (18,379 ft) above the mean sea level. It is built in 1982 by the Indian Army.
This is just the beginning of how amazing they are!

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3. Our Indian Army is said to have the best in High Altitude and mountain warfare. Mountain warfare is one of the most dangerous types of combat as it involves surviving not only combat with the enemy but also the extreme weather and dangerous terrain.Significant clashes incorporate the 1962 Sino-Indian War and the Kargil War in 1999. Siachen Glacier is the world's most astounding combat zone, with around 3000 Indian troops on year round sending on the edge of an icy mass.

For more than two decades, India and Pakistan have battled various conflicts in this most ungracious of mountain regions, at heights more than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) and at temperatures as low as - 50 Celsius. Because of the insecurity in the district and the requirement for changeless organizations in the hilly locales, India's mountain fighting units were inconceivably extended after the 1962 war, with the production of six mountain divisions. The Indian Army presently has ten divisions devoted to mountain fighting (eight mountain divisions and two mountain strike divisions) and another infantry division reserved for high elevation operations.

4. Military Engineering, loosely defined as art and practice of designing and building military works and maintaining lines of military transport and communications is one of the most important components of the Army. Military Engineers are also responsible for logistics behind military tactics. Indian Army’s Military Engineering Services is the biggest construction agencies in India.

5. Indian army is the third largest military contingent in the world after Republic of China and the US. This makes us one of the luckiest citizens. Countries have to think about our military forces before they try to do anything funny with us. After all, we are the third largest army! Feel proud to be an Indian yet?

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6. The High Altitude Warfare School in India is the best training institute in the world when it comes to training for mountain warfare. Some of the best forces in the world come here to train. In 1948, Indian Army established a ski school in Gulmarg which later became the High Altitude Warfare School of the Indian army specializing in snow–craft and winter warfare. Royal armies from UK, Germany, etc., visit regularly for training the selected soldiers.

7. Indian Army has no reservations based on gender or religion. The are one of the very fewer industries on our country that truly believes in power equality and recruits only on merits. So no matter what caste or religion you are from, you will be treated equally in the army.
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