'Service Before Self'
The Indian Army came into being when India gained independence in 1947, and inherited most of the infrastructure of the British Indian Army that were located in post-partition India. Indian Army is the land based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. With about 1,414,000 soldiers in active service and about 1,800,000 reserve troops, the Indian Army is the world's second-largest standing army. Its primary mission is to ensure the national security and defense of the Republic of India from external aggression and threats, and maintaining peace and security within its borders.
The Indian Army (भारतीय थलसेना, Bhāratīya Thalsēnā) is the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and it is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star General. The two officers have been conferred the rank of Field marshal, a Five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honor. The Indian Army was originated from the armies of the East India Company, which finally became the British Indian Army and finally the National Army after independence.
JOIN 'Indian Army' & Feel The Adventure of Being Into it.
|Founded||1 April 1895|
|Part of||Indian Armed Forces|
|Motto||"Service Before Self"|
|Colors||Gold, red and black|