Indian Army – Interesting Facts for UPSC

  • Indian Army is the world’s largest ground force, overtaking China
  • There are approximately 1.4 million personnel in the Indian Army
  • The largest standing volunteer army in the world is Indian Army with 1,129,900 Active personnel and 960,000 Reserves
  • There are recruiting zones in the country for the purpose of recruitment in the Indian Army
  • The headquarters of Indian Army is in New Delhi
  • The first headquarters of Indian Army – Red Fort, Delhi
  • Today – Portions of South Block along with a gigantic, architecturally modern Sena Bhavan adjacent.
  • In India, command headquarters is known as Field Army with a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief presiding over matters in the rank of a (three-star) Lieutenant General.
  • The head of the Indian Army staff is called the Chief of Army Staff (COAS.)
  • The current Army Chief is General Manoj Mukund Naravane
  • Earlier, General Bipin Rawat was the Indian Army Chief
  • Indian Army also has Vice Chief and two Deputy Chiefs of Army Staff
  • In the Indian Army, corps are the field force. They are of two types – Holding Corps and Strike Corps

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