20+ Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

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20+ Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of:

"Indian army" as you hear the name the first thing that clicks in your mind is the Olive Green Uniform Gentleman always ready to sacrifice is life for mother land India with huge discipline,fitness, hard work, dedication, patience he has achieved that royal life.Celebrities, politicians are always awarded with awards called for ribbon cutting functions no one ever bother to have functions for Indian army who are always ready to save our life from floods, terrorist attack, riots, earthquakes etc.Indian army which makes us proud of the sacrifices they do for us so that we can have safe, happy life with our family members and where else at the other end they are staying away from there family members just to protect us day and night.They are the reason we sleep peacefully at night, a perfect example of bravery. A great thing which adds up to the Indian army's strength is that India is a peace (Shanti, aman) loving country and it never wishes to conquer or trouble any foreign land. Indians are more busy in developing business and earnings rather than wasting resources in wars.There are many more things which we don't know about our men of steel. Here we are talking about facts that make Indian army stand out in the world, making all of us proud Indians. Have a look.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of :


Fact 1: Indian army is the third biggest army in the world, after China and the United States of America. It has around 11, 29,900 active personnel and over 9, 60,000 personnel in reserve, out of which 1, 60,000 are part of the Bharatiya Territorial Army. However, only 40,000 report for regular duty.
Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 2:The Indo Pakistan War of 1971 came to end with the surrender of about 93,000 combatants and officials of the Pakistani Army.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 3: The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley, between Dras and Suru rivers, in the Himalayan Mountains. This great piece of engineering wonder was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 4: Indian Army has nine army bases and fifty three cantonments that stretch throughout the country.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 5: Indian Army controls Siachen, which is the highest battleground in the world and is 6,000 meters in height. Most of the Siachen Glacier falls under the Line of Control. The army installs around 3,000 troops in this area and the government spends crores of rupees to maintain its base in Siachen.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 6: The Military Engineering Services (MES) is one of the biggest construction agencies in India. 

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 7: Post-independence and after the subsequent partition of India, in 1947, four of the ten Gurkha regiments were transferred to the British Army. The rest of the British Indian Army was divided between the newly created nations of Republic of India and Republic of Pakistan.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 8: Indian army recruits candidates without any requirements for reservations, based on caste, creed or religion. The candidates are selected based on merit and their physical fitness. 

20+ Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 9: The oldest regiment of the Indian Army is ‘The President’s Bodyguards’. It was set up in 1773 and these soldiers were also trained paratroopers. Interestingly, Indian army also has a horsed regiment and it is one among the last 3 such existing regiments in the world.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 10: Indian army was set up in 1776, under the East India Company governance in Kolkata. India is one of the biggest contributors to the UN in Peace Keeping Forces’ missions.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 11: Param Veer Chakra is the highest military honor in India, given to any army workforce. Only 21 soldiers have so far received this prestigious award out of which 14 were awarded posthumously.


India's first Param Vir Chakra winner Major Som Nath Sharma, the hero of 1947 war.

Fact 12: During the British rule, the Indian army was the largest volunteering army in the history with over 25,00,000 men helping in infantry, airforce, and naval regiments over Africa, Asia, and Europe, during the end of World War II.


Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 13: General Joginder Jaswant Singh assumed charge of the Indian Army as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff on 31 January, 2005. Hailing from a family of warriors, he is the third generation soldier. Joginder Jaswant Singh‘s grandfather served in the 1/67 Punjab Regiment, during the World War II. His father, Colonel J.S. Marwah served in the Indian Army from 1943 to 1973, and is also a veteran of the Second World War.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of


Fact 14: Operation Rahat (2013) was one of the biggest civilian rescue operations ever carried out in the world.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 15: The Indian army has a horsed cavalry regiment. It is among one of the last 3 such regiments in the world.


Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Facts 16: Many popular celebrities are often awarded honorary ranks in the armed forces.

 Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Facts 17: In the Battle of Longewala, on which the famous Bollywood movie “Border” is based, there were only two casualties on the Indian side.


Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 18: The Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 19: Assam rifles, the oldest paramilitary force in India, was formed in 1835. 

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 20: India covertly tested its nuclear arsenal in the early 1970s and late 1990s without the CIA even knowing what was happening.

Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 21: Indian soldiers are considered among the very best in high altitude and mountain warfare.

20+ Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

Fact 22: The Indian Air Force has an out-station base in Tajikistan and is seeking another in Afghanistan.

20+ Facts about Indian Army you should be Proud of

We hope you would have enjoyed reading article as we did while sharing among our readers. Soon Indian army would be creating more miracles and upcoming with new technologies which we would be sharing among all Indian army fans.Our main reasons to write this article was to just make people who do not belong to army background to just get awareness regarding Indian army they are been doing for us from the day of Independence and would surely keep doing in the true spirit. We as a true Indian should pay them the respect that they truly deserve so this was the little contribution from ourselves. We have done our part by gathering information from all sources and making you proud its your job to share it among all the people who have not imagined the life of Indian army and would respect them because living a life of Indian army is not a joke. If you liked Indian army Facts why waiting share it and be a proud Indian army fan! Also like us on Facebook get such interesting articles and latest jobs notifications.Want to tell something feel free to say below in comments.

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