A Tribute To The Indian Army. The Best Among The Best.
The Indian Army does not need any introduction. We all have love, respect, and appreciation for our soldiers and the Indian Army. As we all know that the Indian Army has a long and glorious history. Therefore, it is difficult to talk about everything in such a confined space.
|The Sikh Light Infantry Marching|
The Indian armed forces are divided into three parts - the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy. The Indian Army is a land-based unit, while the Indian Air Force works in air defense and the Indian Navy is a naval unit. Our Indian Army is the second-largest army in the world with about 1.23 million personnel on active rolls and another 9.6 lakh in reserves.
The Indian Army is primarily responsible for defending the country against land-based attacks. It also helps other agencies to deal with terrorism, to deal with emergency situations in the country and to save people in case of natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, etc.
The current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is General Manoj Mukund Naravane As of (2020). As the Indian Army is very large, it is divided into regiments. Some important regiments are Punjab Regiment, Madras Regiment, Rajputana Rifles, Sikh Regiment, etc. It also has its own intelligence unit, abbreviated as "military intelligence" or "MI".
The Indian Army (under British rule) participated in World War I and II before independence. After independence, it has fought several full-blown wars like Kargil War (1999), Bangladesh Liberation War (1971), India-Pakistan War (1965), Indo-China War (1962) and First Kashmir War (1947). Apart from these, the Indian Army has also handled some minor conflicts like Siachen struggle (1984), Operation Polo (1948), Indo-China conflict (1967), etc.
|Indian Flag Army Statue|
There are very few organizations left in the country, about which it can be said that if these organizations fail then the country will cease to exist. The Indian Army is one of them. Many organizations of the country that were neutral and impartial (do not name them) were corrupted but somehow all these years the Indian Army has been successful in remaining neutral and impartial.
➢ Role of Indian Army towards the country
All the organizations of the country contribute to nation-building. It is like the various body parts that perform in synchronization. It would not be wrong to say that the Indian Army is like the heart of a body. If it stops, then the whole body (nation) stops. There are many roles that the military plays. Some of them are discussed below.
➢ Indian Army - A united force
We all know that the Indian Army is our first line of defense. It has defended us from many foreign invasions (5 major wars and some other minor conflicts). It is also helping other agencies in dealing with terrorism, extremism, law and order, riots, etc. Its professionalism and secularism are undeniable.
This is why it is a unifying force. When our country won the Kargil War, the entire country (I mean everyone, irrespective of caste, creed, sex) was celebrated. The only other thing that has such an effect is cricket, I think. The Indian Army has individuals of all religions. It does not discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, sect, etc. This is why it is a unifying force.
➢ Indian Army - Our Trust
Tags like a friend or trusted cannot go to any other agency. This is because when everything fails, the Indian Army does not. There are many examples that can be cited in support of this argument. In addition to its basic duties, it is said to perform many other duties for riot control.
When the police and other agencies are unable to control the situation, the Indian Army is called and they have a 100% track record to date. Some important riots, which were controlled by the army, Sikh riots, Mumbai riots, Godhra riots, etc.
In natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, the Indian Army is called in because there is a lack of coordination and training in other agencies that the Indian Army has. Even in sports, we are dependent on the Indian Army to bring medals in international sports like the Common Games, Common Games, Asian Games, Olympics, etc. Some of the best players like Milkha Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Vijay Kumar, Dhyanchand, Jeetu Rai, Ram Singh Yadav are from an Army background.
➢ Indian Army - A great and large employer
It is said that the lucky ones are those who are elected to the Indian Army. It is considered a very good employer due to salary and perks. It is one of the largest employment providers in the country.
➢ Indian Army - Manufacturers of honest and devoted Soldiers
My father used to say this and I strongly agreed with it. He said, "Dear, what you learn in army training is definitely useful in army career and also very useful in civilian life." There are many people in civilian life who are doing very well because they Served in or had military training at some point. What is taught in a military school is not taught anywhere else.
Thus, I would like to say that we are fortunate to have an organization like the Indian Army at our disposal, without which we could never survive. Jai Hind.