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Indian Army

Indian Army is one of the three Armed forces employed in nation’s defense. Indian Army is ranked fourth largest in the world. It includes 11 lakh soldiers, 10 lakh security forces and 6500 Tokhana including the famous Bofors tank.

The Army is divided into several groups, of which major ones are

Section: It is the smallest troop comprising of only 8-11 soldiers.

Platoon: Platoon comprises of three sections and is under the command of Junior Commissioned officer.

Company: Three Platoon form Company. It is headed by Commissioned officer.

Battalion: Battalion is a combination of four companies and is a pedestrian troop. It is commanded by Lieutenant Commander.

Brigade: Three Battalions form Brigade. It is under the command of a Brigadier.

Division: A Division has three Brigades. It is commanded by Major General.

Core: Core is a group of 2 or 3 Divisions and is commanded by Lieutenant General.

Around 14 more departments exist in Indian Army.

Regiments

The soldiers and officers are divided into 16 regiments, they are:

  • Brigade of Guards
  • Rajputana Regiment
  • Sikh Light Infantry
  • Punjab Regiment
  • Gorkha Regiment
  • Dogra Regiment
  • Gadwal Regiment
  • Mahar Regiment
  • Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry
  • Grenadier
  • Jat Regiment
  • Assam Regiment
  • Bihar Regiment
  • Naga Regiment
  • Kumayu Regiment
  • Rajput Regiment

Designations


The posts held in descending order are:

  1. General
  2. Lieutenant General
  3. Major General
  4. Brigadier
  5. Colonel
  6. Lieutenant Colonel
  7. Major
  8. Captain
  9. Lieutenant

Commands


Indian Army is divided into six commands. These commands and their headquarters are:

 Name      
 Headquarter
Northern Command    
Delhi
Southern Command 
Pune (Maharashtra)
Central Command   Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Eastern Command 
Kolkata (West Bengal)
Western Command 
Chandigarh
South West Command
Jaipur (Rajasthan)

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    M VENKATESH from CHENNAI /TAMILNADU 425 Days ago

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    shubham from Himchal 720 Days ago

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    c lalbiaktluanga from aizawl 1400 Days ago

    who is designated 'Unit Commander' in Indian Army?

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