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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.
The soldiers and officers are divided into 16 regiments, they are:
Brigade of Guards
Sikh Light Infantry
Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry
The posts held in descending order are:
Indian Army is divided into six commands. These commands and their headquarters are: