10 Interesting Facts about Indian Army

The largest voluntary army in the entire world will be explained on Facts about Indian Army. It means that there are many willing soldiers in the world. Indian Army was born in 1776. The soldiers of Indian Army have a duty to take care and defend the country. Besides, they also have to fight with terrorists and also support the military. The hottest chili and Assam’s bhut jalokia are used by them for fighting. They also use weapons, repair weapons, and drive vehicles. The uniform of the military was made in a camouflage pattern in order to make the people hard to see them in the desert or forest. Here are ten interesting facts about Indian Army.

Facts about Indian Army 1: The third largest military force

China is the largest military force in the world, followed by USA. Whereas the third largest army in the world is Indian Army. Approximately, Indian Army has 1,129,900 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops.

Facts about Indian Army 2: The Siachen glacier

Indian Army controls the highest battle in the Siachen glacier. It also became the highest battlefield in the world (21,000 feet). Before the battle, the soldiers practiced their skills at Siachen Battle School during three weeks.

The Siachen glacier
The Siachen glacier

Facts about Indian Army 3: The wings

There are three strong wings who have three Chiefs which work under the President of India. They are Land force, Air force and Naval.

Facts about Indian Army 4: The Bailey bridge

The Bailey bridge is the highest bridges in the world which was built by     the Indian army in August 1982. Landakh valley (between Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountain) is the location of the bridge.

The Bailey bridge
The Bailey bridge

Facts about Indian Army 5: MES

The biggest construction agencies in India is MES (Military Engineering Services).

Facts about Indian Army 6: Air force Base

Indian Army has an Air force Base. It is located in Tajikistan (Farkhor Air Base) and Afghanistan.

Air force
Air force

Facts about Indian Army 7: The MES and BRO

The Military Engineering Services (MES) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have the same task. Both of them responsible to maintenance the roads and bridges, such as the Magnetic Hill in Leh, the Khardungla Pass, etc.

Facts about Indian Army 8: The President’s bodyguard

The oldest armoured regiment of the Indian Army which was established in 1773 is the President’s bodyguard. It is located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

President's bodyguard
President’s bodyguard

Facts about Indian Army 9: High Altitude Warfare School

The world’s elite military training centers is Indian Army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS). It is usually led by special Ops teams from Russia, US, and UK.

Facts about Indian Army 10: The prestigious rank

As we know that there are many people who did not know about the prestigious rank of military. Here are the list of it, including General, lieutenant general, major general, brigadier, colonel, lieutenant colonel, major and captain in hierarchical order.

The prestigious ranks
The prestigious ranks

We have talked facts about Indian Army. Are you interested to read this article? Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully this article will help you to know more about Indian Army. Enjoy reading.

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