Army ,navy,air supported by three paramilitary forces  Ministry of Defence (MoD), which is led by the Union Cabinet Minister of Defense(RakshaMantri). One of the world's largest military forces with roughly a 1.32 million active standing army and about 2.14 million reserve forces

British East India Company at Kolkata into the year 1776 ‡ With the Charter Act of 1833 the Secretariat of the Government of East India Company was reorganised into four Departments, including a Military Department, each headed by a Secretary to the Government

‡ The military department was abolished in march 1906. .they are army department and military department.and it was replaced in to two departments. ‡ In april 1909 military department was abolished and taken over by army department ‡ The Department of Defence became the Ministry of Defence under a Cabinet Minister in August 1947.

The Department of Defence 2.AFTER INDEPENDENCE Organisational set up and functions Departments 1. The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare . The Department of Defence Production 3. The Department of Defence Research 4.

TASKS OF ARMED FORCES  To assert the territorial integrity of India  To defend the country if attacked by a foreign nation  To send own amphibious warfare equipment to take the battle to enemy shores  Cold Start which means Indian Armed Forces being able to quickly mobilise and take offensive actions without crossing the enemy's nuclear-use threshold  To support the civil community in case of disasters  Participate in United Nations peacekeeping operations in consonance with India s commitment to the United Nations Charter .


‡ Founded in 1947 ‡ The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army ‡ MISSION .INDIAN ARMY ‡ Largest standing volunteer army.To ensure the national security and defense of the Republic of India .

CONFLICTS AND OPERATIONS ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ First Kashmir War (1947) Inclusion of Hyderabad (1948) Liberation of Goa. Daman and Diu (1961) Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Kargil conflict (1999) .

MAJOR EXERCISES ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Operation Brasstacks Operation Parakram Operation Sanghe Shakti Exercise Ashwamedha .

Maharashtra ‡ South Western Command. headquartered at Pune. headquartered at Lucknow. Haryana ‡ Training Command.COMMANDS ‡ Central Command. Jammu and Kashmir ‡ Southern Command. headquartered at Chandimandir ‡ II Corps. headquartered at Kolkata. West Bengal ‡ Northern Command. Himachal Pradesh . headquartered at Jaipur. headquartered at Udhampur. headquartered at Ambala. Uttar Pradesh ‡ Eastern Command. Rajasthan ‡ Western Command. headquartered at Shimla.

000 1st line troops and 400.000[55] 960. Agni-II.117 4.000 2nd line troops . Agni-III) ~1.238 ~100 (Agni-I.000 ** includes 387.600+ 100.INDIAN ARMY STATISTICS ACTIVE TROOPS RESERVE TROOPS INDIAN TERRITORIAL ARMY MAIN BATTLE TANKS ARTILLERY BALLISITC MISSILES BALLISTIC MISSILES CRUISE MISSILES AIR CRAFT SURFACE-TO AIR MISSILES 1.000 BrahMos ~1.000** 4.100.000 787.000 Prithvi missile series\y65 ~1.


 Its current Director General is U K Bansal.BORDER SECURITY FORCE Border patrol agency of the government of India. Established on December 1 1965 MISSION To guard India's international borders & prevent transnational crime.  K F Rustomji. . one of the world's largest border patrol forces. the BSF's first Director General is referred to as father of the BSF.

INDIAN NAVY ‡ Indian Navy .the fifth largest navy worldwide ‡ The Indian navy is the naval branch of armed forces in India ‡ The primary objective ‡ Indian navy is one among the 6 navies with nuclear capabilities .

Commands Western Naval Command Eastern Naval Command Southern Naval Command Far Eastern Naval Command HQ Location Mumbai Visakhapatnam Kochi Port Blair .‡ The Indian Navy operates four Commands: Each Command is headed by a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief in the rank of Vice Admiral.

WEAPON SYSTEM ‡ BrahMos supersonic cruise missile ‡ Foreign made cruise missile ‡ Adaptation of the Yakhont anti-ship missile system into the BrahMos ‡ The Sagarika (Oceanic) submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) .

FUTURE PROSPECTS ‡ India is expected to spend about US$ 40billion on military modernization from 2008-2013 ‡ Indian navy has shown interest in the air forces advanced medium combat aircraft ‡ The navy is purchasing from Russia. the key class aircraft carrier admiral Gorshlov ‡ Indian navy may soon become a Blue water navy .

INDIAN AIR FORCE Air arm of the Indian armed forces.commissioned first squadron Partition of India(1947) . established in British India on 8th October 1932 Royal Indian Air Force On 1st April 1933.

 Mission Defence of India and every part thereof including preparation for defence and all such acts as may be conducive in times of war to its prosecution and after its termination to effective demobilisation  Partition of India(1947)  The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief  approximately 170.330 aircraft .000 personnel and around 1.

Uttar Pradesh ‡ Eastern Air Command (EAC). Gujarat ‡ Western Air Command (WAC). headquartered at Subroto Park. headquartered at Gandhinagar.COMMANDS  Operational Commands ‡ Central Air Command (CAC). headquartered at Bangalore. headquartered at Nagpur. New Delhi  Functional Commands ‡ Training Command (TC). Karnataka ‡ Maintenance Command (MC). headquartered at Shillong. headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala ‡ South Western Air Command (SWAC). Maharashtra . Meghalaya ‡ Southern Air Command (SAC). headquartered at Allahabad.

IAF IN WARS World War II (1939-1945) First Kashmir War (1947) Congo Crisis (1961) Sino-Indian War (1962) Second Kashmir War (1965) Bangladesh Liberation War (1971) Kargil (1999) .

ADVANCEMENT OF IAF  manufactured its own aircraft & exported to different countries  testing its own long range BVR air to air missile Astra  building a Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Rustom  India and Russia are building Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (also called as Perspective Multi-role Fighter) and Multirole Transport Aircraft  manufacture of HAWK AJT aircraft has commenced in UK  Procurement of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) from HAL  The airborne warning and control system (AWACS) are being procured from Israel to meet the long felt need of the IAF .

INDIAN MISSILES ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Prithvi Agni Akash Trishul Nag Shaurya .


 Prithvi . Prithvi II (SS-250) . Dhanush. Prithvi I (SS-150) .000 kg) 2.Army Version (150 km range with a payload of 1.Naval Version (350 km range with a payload of 500 kg) 4.short-range ballistic missile 1.Air Force Version (250 km range with a payload of 500 kg) 3.naval version of Prithvi. which can be launched from Ships. Prithvi III (SS-350) . .

Agni-II medium range ballistic missile. Agni-I short range ballistic missile. 700 .000 . 4. Agni-III intermediate range ballistic missile. Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile.500 km range. 3. 5. 5. 3. 2.Medium to Intercontinental range ballistic missiles 1. .500 km range. Agni missile . 2.800 km range. There will not be an Agni-IV missile.000 .6.


. at altitudes up to 18. .short range surface-to-air missile.000 m ‡ Trishul . Top attack missile with a range of 3 to 7 km. ‡ Shaurya . ‡ Nag -third generation "Fire-and-forget" anti-tank missile.canister launched hypersonic surface-tosurface tactical missile.‡ Akash -medium range surface-to-air missile.Target aircraft up to 30 km away.


‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Intelligence Bureau Research and Analysis Wing National Security Guard COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) ‡ National Investigation Agency .

the infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon systems that will have multi-functions. to be completed by 2012. In the first phase.EMERGING TRENDS IN INDIAN ARMY ‡ Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS) It is the Indian Army's principal modernization program from 2012 to 2020. . ‡ HAL has obtained a firm order to deliver 65 Light Combat Helicopters to the Indian Air Force and 114 to the Army.

000 soldiers each. ‡ The Indian Army is in the process of raising two new mountain divisions comprising of around 15.‡ Indian Air Force MiG 29 Fighters Up gradation to be Completed by 2013 ‡ India is currently reorganizing its mechanized forces to achieve strategic mobility and high-volume firepower for rapid thrusts into enemy territory. .

4100 Milan 2T Anti Tank Guided Missiles .

primarily hunting down and destroying large surface ships and submarines.000 metric tons and a speed of 30 knots. . and is capable of accomplishing a wide range of maritime missions.India to Receive Three Russian Krivak IV Class Frigates by 2012 The Krivak class frigate has deadweight of 4.

a top missile scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) expressed optimism about its induction into the Army soon.Indian Army to Induct Nag Missiles Soon: DRDO The third generation anti-tank Nag missile proving its lethality in the final user trials being conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan. .


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