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  Indian Army
The army is headquartered in New Delhi and is under the direction of the chief of the army staff, always a full general.
The chief of the army staff is assisted by a vice chief, two deputy chiefs, a military secretary, and the heads of four main staff divisions: the adjutant general, the quartermaster general, the master general of ordnance, and the engineer in chief.
The Indian army has five tactical area commands: the Northern Command headquartered at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, the Western Command headquartered at Chandimandir in Chandigarh, the Central Command headquartered at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, the Eastern Command headquartered at Calcutta, and the Southern Command headquartered at Pune in Maharashtra (see fig.
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 Indian Army - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Indian Army (भारतीय सेना Hindi: Bhartiya Sena) is the land force of the Military of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting land-based warfare.
The highest rank in the Indian Army is Field Marshal, but it is a largely ceremonial rank and appointments are made by the President of India, on the advice of the Union Cabinet of Ministers, only in exceptional circumstances.
In retaliation, the Indian Army's 15th Infantry Division crossed the International Border on the Western Front on September 6, and attempted to head to Lahore.
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 Indian Army
Indian Army is one of the major contributors to various United Nation missions.
The Indian Army doctrine defines the role of the Indian Army as - "The Indian Army is the land component of the Indian Armed Forces which exist to uphold the ideals of the Constitution of India.
The Indian Army chose the Eurocopter AS 550 for a $550 million contract for 197 light helicopters to replace its ageing fleet of Chetaks and Cheetahs, some of which were inducted more than three decades ago.
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 The Indian Economy Blog » The Indian Army Part 3
Indian Army’s record has many parallels with that of the Indian cricket team; one unmitigated disaster (1962), one unqualified success (1971), two stalemates (1948 and 1965), a cataclysmic foreign policy blunder (IPKF in Sri Lanka) and a pyrrhic PR victory in Kargil (1999).
It is with a sense of disbelief that one hears the Indian minister of state for defence, sitting in his cozy air-conditioned seminar room, pontificating that ‘it is unbecoming’ of former soldiers to protest against the treatment meted out to them by the government.
The fact that the Indian armed services do not go public with their grievances does not mean that they do not have any concerns and the fact that they have been forced to come to the streets should make the minister and his government acknowledge how desperate the situation might be.
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 Indian National Army
The Indian National Army (I.N.A) or Azad Hind Fauj was the army of Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind (The Provisional Government of Free India) and was formed during World War II by Indian nationalists and prisoners of war, in the course of service in Indian Army who were looking forward to win India`s independence from British empire.
With its large overseas Indian population, it was recognised that the region was fertile ground for establishing an anti-colonial force to fight the Raj.
Japanese Army assigned to advising the Indian Army were officers Hideo Iwakuro and Major-General Isoda.
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 The Indian Economy Blog » The Indian Army Part 4 & 5
The official figure for the shortage of officers in the Indian army is 24.1%, a shortfall of 11238 officers against an authorization of 46615.
It would also be a nightmare for the HR managers of the army, the bloating at the base of the steep pyramidical structure would further curtail the avenues for promotion, and lead to greater dissatisfaction among officers.
Currently, there are restrictions imposed by the army on officers desirous of moving out, with barely one-third applicants allowed to move out last year and that too after waiting for nearly a year.
indianeconomy.org /2007/06/27/the-indian-army-part-4-5   (3031 words)

 Cover Story: Indian Army's Changing Face, Pg 2
Since 1984, the army has based its recruitment on a calculation of the "recruitable male population" (RMP), determined from the proportion of males between the ages of 17 and 25 in the population of a particular state.
But a Praetorian army isn't healthy for a democratic society, specially where it is in combat and losing, as the Indian Army does, an average of 200 to 300 people each year for the past seven years.
The Indian Army is a socially conservative outfit and is still not comfortable with having women in the forces.
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 Indian army confesses to over-estimating N-prowess -DAWN - Top Stories; 23 February, 2005
NEW DELHI, Feb 22: The Indian army had falsely believed that its new found nuclear prowess would guarantee perpetual peace with Pakistan, the army's newly released secret assessment of the Kargil fiasco says, according to excerpts published in the Outlook magazine on Monday.
There was an "interim government" in India, which, according to the assessment, emboldened the Pakistani army hierarchy to assume that it would be "indecisive" and not be in a position to tackle with the exigency.
Among the key conclusions it draws from the experience in Kargil, the army top brass recognised that in future there would be "short wars", that the army needed the "immediate ability to go to war" and it would be fought in the "backdrop of terrorism" as well under the cloud of an "overt nuclear threat".
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 India's National Debt of Honor to the Indian Army by Dr. Subhash Kapila
Indians will once again look forward to witness the grand spectacle of the display of India’s military might by the Indian Army and the other two Services on Rajpath in New Delhi and beamed across by TV to millions others.
Indians all over the world today feel proud to be a part of an India on the move towards emerging as a key global player.
The Indian Republic owes a debt of honor to the first Indian Army Chief, Field Marshal K M Carriappa and the first generation of Indian Army Generals and those whom they groomed and who followed thereafter who strongly upheld the ethos that the Indian Army should continue as a apolitical Army.
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 rediff.com: Infiltration has not stopped: Indian army
Indian army sources on Friday said that there are no clear indications of infiltration across the Line of Control ending, as claimed by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and assured by the international community.
Senior Indian army officers said they are yet to get hold of any credible intelligence showing that Musharraf has 'even ordered' his army to crack down on infiltration.
The army headquarters said after January 12, when Musharraf promised end to terrorism, there was a noticeable change in infiltration till February second week.
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 India Together: The Indian Army: crisis within - 3 January 2007
The army's capacity for such endeavour afresh may be under stress, in light of the strains that beset it at the moment.
Though there are no palpable similarities between the situation of the Indian army and of the US army in Vietnam, lessons from the latter experience may be worth recall at this juncture since the term 'fragging' made its first appearance in that war.
Formidable armies have fared worse in such circumstance earlier, be it the French in Algeria, the Pakistanis in East Pakistan and the Soviets in Afghanistan.
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 Glossary-British and Indian Army
An Indian Army cavalry or infantry junior officer equal to a Lieutenant.
An Indian Army infantry non-commissioned officer equal to a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant.
Indian assistant to the adjutant of an Indian Army regiment.
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 'Indian Army in touch with Nepal developments'
Chief of Army Staff General J J Singh refused to comment on the political situation in Nepal saying that it would not be  proper to do so when the prime minister's envoy is still in the Himalayan kingdom and holding talks with the government there.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, General Singh said that the army was in touch with the developments in Nepal and it has conveyed its views to government of India.
The chief of the army staff ruled out demilitarisation of three districts of Kashmir and the withdrawal of the army units as  demanded by Pakistan.
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 Asia Times - Indian army fights losing battle over truth
Last week's suicide attack on Indian army barracks at Sanjwan near Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, killing at least 12 sleeping soldiers, is also being attributed to these militants.
During the operation against Hill Kaka, the army was also not able to find any big haul of weaponry as the intelligence agencies suspect that the majority of it had already been taken out of the area to safe places in Thana Mandi and the Darhal forest areas of Rajouri.
As all sections of Indian people, from the media to opposition parties, connived at the turn of events after Kargil, for reasons of their own, it is absurd for them to express outrage at the shame of Hill Kaka now.
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 domain-b.com : Indian Army to induct large numbers of HALE and micro-UAVs
New Delhi: Indian Army will likely enlarge the UAV component of its fighting arms with an initial spend of $175 million on the purchase of an unspecified number of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAVs for long-range surveillance alongside manned aircraft and other unmanned aerial vehicles.
According to reports, the Army would also be seeking to spend another $175 million for the acquisition of micro UAVs for day and night reconnaissance and surveillance of mountains and built-up areas, along with narrow lanes in rural and urban areas.
In all the Army would appear to be set to add 200 additional UAVs to its existing fleet of about 150.
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 Flags for components of the Indian Army
Indian regimental colors are similar to British ones (even down to the same measurements), with a solid field in the facing color and a badge on the center ensigned with the three-lion badge of Ashoka (the national "arms"), and surrounded by a wreath of lotus blossoms and scrolls bearing battle honors.
Indian regimental colors are similar to British ones (even down to the same measurements), with a solid field in the facing color and a badge on the
The colours were adopted by the Indian Army Medical Corps in 1944, as representative of the three amalgamated components.
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 Pakistan Military Consortium :: www.PakDef.info
The story of the evolution of the Pakistan Army is the story of the birth of Pakistan itself against heavy odds.
Between 1939-195, the strength of the Indian Army grew to a maximum of 2,018,196 personnel.
Prior to August 1947, the most senior Pakistani (and Indian) officers were in ranks of brigadiers; after independence, the command of Army units had to be given to officers in their early 30s with eighteen years service, many of whom had combat experience and had won battlefield awards in Word War II.
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 Indian Army: 2020 | Indian Defence Review
Armies are maintained by countries in order to safeguard their core values and national interests from external aggression and internal subversion.
The Army should be able to deal with and manage internal security situations of various types like insurgency, grave law and order situations; and also render aid to civil power, when requisitioned under various situations including disasters, both natural and man-made.
The Army should be able to undertake UN Peace Keeping Missions in any part of the world and inter-operate with Army components of other countries in such operations.
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 :: Bharat-Rakshak.com - The Consortium of Indian Military and Defence Websites ::
China army intrudes into Sikkim, retreats in 1 hr...
Indian Army chief to visit Russia June 23-27
Exercise Malabar 07-02: See the photo essay on the Indian Navy's recent multinational exercise with the navies of Australia, United States, Singapore and Japan.
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 Newsvine - indian-army
As 40 Indian soldiers descend on a mock village in the Oahu mountains to hunt for insurgents, they are watched by U.S. Army officers looking for lessons they can apply when leading their units through the same exercise.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's mid-January visit to Beijing produced the standard cant of high level diplomatic exchanges, dutifully repeated by the media and several Western analysts.
Two Indian soldiers were beaten up and paraded naked after being accused of trying to rape a girl in India-administered Kashmir, police said Wednesday.
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The Indian army is constantly pressurizing the Indian Government to secure permission from the government of Bhutan for a joint India-Bhutan operation to flush out the militants from Bhutan.
There is no guarantee that Indian army will leave Bhutan soon, and in fact, their leaving could be tied up with the final solution of elusive Assamese problems, which will take even decades.
If Bhutan allows the Indian army in, then the day will not be far off when 'gho and kira' will be replaced by 'dhoti', 'Dzonkha' by Hindi and the monarchy by the republic.
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 Indian Army
This is not the official website of the Indian Army and is neither endorsed or recognised officially by the Indian Army or any of its institutions.
Nor are the contents of this website, necessarily the official view of the Indian Army or any of its institutions.
The Indian Army has proved that the regimental colours its Jawans carry are still a matter of honour.
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 Indian Army Chief Concludes Visit
Indian Army chief, Gen J.J. Singh, left on Thursday after a two-day visit to the Maldives to discuss further military cooperation.
He thanked the Indian Government for the generous assistance being extended to strengthen the defence capability of the Maldives,' Gayoom's official website said.
Gayoom relied heavily on the Indian military support to prop up his government in 1988 and he will be well aware of the key role the Indians may play in any future coup attempt.
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 Cover Story: Indian Army's Changing Face
Lt-General R.K. Sawhney, the army's intelligence chief who once commanded a corps in the North-east, maintains that the army training system was enough to "put the polish" on a young man of any background to become "an officer and gentleman".
In India, however, a wall seems to have emerged between the army and the bureaucratic-political elites whose children are no longer joining the army (see chart) and whose daughters, it is widely believed, no longer prefer grooms from the armed forces.
The changing face of the army today may reflect broader social trends in the country, but its lowered self-esteem and status have profound negative implications, the least of which is its ability to safeguard the country's security.
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