7 Shocking and Amazing Facts About the Indian Army. Do you know them?
Every year on 15th January, Army Day is celebrated. Army Day is a day to remember the brave soldiers of India. On January 15, 1949, the Indian army was liberated from British army boats. This day is also about the unity and integrity of the country. On this day the Indian Army celebrates independence.
Army day is celebrated every year in the recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher. There were about 2 lakh soldiers in the army at that time, but now there are more than 1.2 million soldiers in the Indian Army.
Today we are going to tell you about such 7 Amazing Facts About the Indian Army that will leave you stunned!
1. The world’s highest battlefield is Siachen Glacier.
At the height of five thousand meters above the sea level, they keep an eye on the enemy by hiding in the ice sheet of snow.
2. India has the largest voluntary force in the world.
All the serving and reserve forces have the right to give or not to offer their services. This right is also registered in the Constitution of India. There is no religion and caste of any person seen in the Indian Army.
3. The Indian Army has mastered fighting in high altitude areas.
High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is the most elite military training conducted in the world by the Indian Army. In which the US, England, and Russia’s Special Forces participated before invading Afghanistan.
4. India conducted nuclear tests in 1970 and 1990.
About this test, the world’s most powerful intelligence agency, CIA Was also not known and it is the biggest failure of the CIA so far.
5. In the ‘Battle of Longewala’ between India and Pakistan, only two Indian Army soldiers were martyred.
The famous Bollywood movie ‘Border’ has been created on this battle of Longewala which was fought between India and Pakistan in December 1971. In this fight, 120 Indian Army soldiers forced 2000 Pakistani army soldiers to kneel in. The most interesting fact is that in this fight, the Indian army had only one jeep on which the M40 rifle took place, and on the other hand, the Pakistani army had 2000 tanks.
6. Indian Army also has a regiment of cavalry. There are only three regiments in this world.
7. Many popular celebrities are often honored with the honorary rank of the Armed Forces.
Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded the captain’s rank by the Indian Air Force. He joins Indian Air Force with the rank of group captain. And MS Dhoni has been awarded the post of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Army.
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