Organisation of the Indian Army
Hello folks! Today I am going to tell you all about the organisation of our Indian army i.e. what all arms and services are there along with the role it plays in brief.
Motive of sharing this is that one of favorite question of IO during SSB interview is tell me about the arms and services of indian army? And if you fail to satisfy him with your answer it might affect your result.
So go through this post and enhance your knowledge along with firm grip on your selection.
The Indian Army is organized in two parts
Arms Covers those troops which carry out actual operations.
The remaining components of the army are the Services. Their primary duty is to provide logistics and administration for the army.
Let’s discuss about arms first.
Arms is divided into 2 sub-groups namely
INFANTRY : also known as the foot soldiers unit. Infantry fights with the enemy face to face using guns.
- It is the unit which goes on war or operations on foot without any mechanized support.
- So what’s the need? Since all vehicles can’t discover each and every part of our territory and enemy territory, this unit explore the territory which is inhospitable.
- They also play a key role in capturing important targets like bunkers. They are also engaged in Counter-Insurgency and Counter-Terror Ops.
- Example- Rajputana Rifles, jat regiment, Gorkha rifles, sikh regiment etc
ARMOURED : The difference is Infantry moves on legs these troops are replaced with Armoured tanks and Armored vehicles.
- These troops are used to engage enemy tanks, it is used for Infantry support and sometimes acts as a Sapper (Sapper -Soldier who removes or deploys mines in a battlefield).
- Example- 3rdCavalry,10thArmoured Regiment, 1st Horse etc
MECHANIZED INFANTRY : It is same as the Infantry but it is provided with Armoured vehicles.
ARTILLERY : it is a Unit which supports the combat troops by providing cover fire to the on foot soldiers and armoured troops so that easy penetration towards the target is possible.
- Example- 11th Field Regiment (Zojila), 12 Medium regiment etc
ARMY AIR DEFENCE (AAD) : is an active corps of the Indian Armyand a major combative formation tasked with air defencesof the country from foreign threats.
- The AAD Corps is responsible for the protection of Indian air space from enemy aircraft and missiles, especially below 5,000 feet.
ARMY AVIATION CORPS (AAC) : The army aviation pilots are drawn from other combat arms, including artillery officers, to form a composite third dimensional force for an integrated battle.
- Perform tasks like Combat search and rescue(CSAR), artillery lift, Combat transportation during war and in the case of natural calamities.
CORPS OF SIGNALS : handles all the communication of the indian army.
- The Corps works closely with the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) to develop command and control software.
Here is the List of Indian army corps –
- Army service corps (ASC)
- Army medical corps
- Army ordinance corps (AOC)
- corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME)
- Army Education Corps
- Army Dental Corps
- Remount and Veterinary Corps
- Pioneer Corps
- Corps of Military Police
- Military Farms Service
- Army Postal Service Corps
- Territorial Army
- Defence Service Corps
- Intelligence Corps
- Judge Advocate General’s Department
- Military Nursing Service