About India

Armed Forces in India

Armed Forces in India are the military forces of the country. It has three uniform services which are Indian Army, Indian Air Force and India Navy. These forces work consistently for the country and provide national security from the external threats. President of India serves as commander in chief of the armed forces.

Commander-in-Chief President Pranab Mukherjee
Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha


Three services of Indian Armed Forces are

Indian Army:  

Indian Army

India Army has largest manpower force and a largest component of Indian Armed Forces. It is land based branch. It is originated from the armies of East India Company. Indian army is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff, a four-star General with two officers rank of Field marshal ( Five-star rank).

Indian Air Force:

Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force is air arm of the armed forces and is fourth largest air force of the world. It secures Indian airspace and aerial warfare during a war. It was establish on 8 October 1932. It is commanded by Air Chief Marshal (Four Star Rank), who is chief of air staff.

Indian Navy:

Indian Navy

Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces. The Chief of Naval Staff (A four-star officer in the rank of Admiral) commands the navy. It is fifth largest naval force in the world. Indian Navy secures the nation’s maritime borders.

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