Indian armed force is definitely one of the largest and best forces in this world. Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard – they all are included in Indian armed force and all of them protect India like a shield. Here are some amazing facts about our armed force.

Voluntary Recruitment

Each and every person working in the Indian Army has opted for their job. The Constitution allows forced recruitment but it has never been applied in the history.

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At the highest point

Our Indian Army is known for protecting the highest battlefield in the world. Indian Army is protecting the Siachen glacier battlefield, which is situated at about 5000 meters above the Mean Sea Level.

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Nuclear Arsenal

One of the biggest failures of CIA is in the books of Indian Army that in the year the 1970s and 1990s Indian Army tested nuclear arsenal without having any information about it.

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Diversity of caste and creed

There is no reservation system in the Indian Army and such government jobs are not discriminated by caste and religion. Thus making this field one of the best that stands and works in unity.

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Among the best-armed force

Our Indian Army is known as one of the best-armed forces in the whole world because of its mountain and high altitude warfare. And very frequently special Ops from other countries come to join Indian Army to get trained.

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1971’s War custody

Since the World War II, this was the war where the largest numbers of POW (prisoners of war) were taken into custody. Over 9300 officials of Pakistani Army surrendered and this lead to the creation of Bangladesh.

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Out Stations

Indian Air Force has outposts in Tajikistan and now we are also trying for another outstation in Afghanistan.

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Operation Rahat Rescue project

Operation Rahat was one of the biggest rescue projects in the history of Indian Army. The mission was to rescue all the civilians from different parts of Uttarakhand when the destructive flood hit the area in 2013.

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Largest Academy

Kerala’s Ezjimala Naval Academy is one of the largest academies in entire Asia. Some of the finest members of Indian Navy are trained here.

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Honorary ranks

Many Indian celebrities have been awarded the honorary ranks in the Indian armed forces. Sachin Tendulkar and M.S. Dhoni who were awarded Honorary Group captains and Honorary Lt. Col. Respectively; they are some of those well-known people.
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As a construction agency

The MES and Border Roads Organization (BRO) are one of the biggest construction agencies in the whole country. They work on the constructions of roads and bridges along the border areas.

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One of the Three

There are only three horse cavalry regiment existing in the entire world and one of them is a part of the Indian Army.

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Highest bridge in the world

Bailey Bridge which is the highest bridge in the world is situated between the rivers Dras and Suru in the Himalayan mountains in the Ladakh valley. It was built in 1982 by the Indian Army.

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Longewala battle

Indian Army won the battle of Longewala with 120 soldiers against the huge Pakistani Army with great bravery with the help of Indian Air Force.

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Trisha Sengupta

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