(A) The Indian Armed forces have a reputation of being one of the finest in the world and offers a very challenging and attractive career for Indian youth, both MEN and WOMEN. The Indian Armed Forces, after induction imparts required training to ensure that the individual becomes fully capable of handling difficult and complex situations that arise in operational and administrative spheres.
A brief description of works of all three forces of the ARMED FORCES :
(1) THE INDIAN ARMY
(a) The Indian Army is responsible for defending the territorial integrity of the country against all external aggression and internal disturbances. During the war Indian Army is responsible for protecting the nation against external aggression, whereas, during peace time also it provides aid to civil authorities during natural calamities and helps in maintenance of law and order when required.
(b) The Indian Army is mainly divided into combat arms and services. The combat arms are THE INFANTRY, THE ARTILLERY, THE ARMOURED CORPS, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS and THE CORPS OF SIGNALS. Whereas services include ARMY SERVICE CORPS,ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS, ARMY POSTAL SERVICES, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY EDUCATION CORPS and ARMY INTELLIGENCE CORPS and so on. The latter provides logistics support to the fighting arms. Combat arms are responsible for actual combat, whereas service ensures continuous flow of required ordnance including food & clothing for men, varied vehicles, tanks, arms and ammunition.
(2) THE INDIAN AIR FORCE
(a) The Indian Air Force is responsible for the air defense of the country, ensuring both offensive and defensive roles. It is a responsible for the air defense of vital installation of strategic importance to the country.
(b) The Indian Air Force has three main branches:
- Flying Branch : The flying branch includes fighter pilots who fly combat or fighter planes carrying ammunition and missiles; transport pilots who fly planes which carry men and materials, and helicopter pilots who provide air support to a moving army, or are used for para-dropping men and supplies.
- Technical Branch : The technical branch gives engineering support and is responsible for the engineering equipment and weapons systems of the Indian Air Force.
- Ground Duty Operations(GDO) Branch : The GDO branch includes all the departments that provide logistical, meteorological, educational and administrative support to the flying and technical branches.
(3) THE INDIAN NAVY
(a) The Indian navy is responsible for defending the extensive coastline of the country in times of war and peace. It is also responsible for safeguarding our maritime interests including defense of off shore oil and gas installations, coastal shipping and fisheries rights, and to protect the vital trade links.
(b) The Indian Navy has three main branches:
- Executive Branch : This Branch manages the Navy’s warships and submarines as instruments of tactical warfare.
- Engineering Branch : The Engineering branch is responsible for the maintenance and service of engineering equipment, the propulsion systems on board the ships including electrical and electronic systems, weapon systems, missiles, radar and radio communication systems.
- Education Branch : The Education branch ensures that the officers and men are updated in their technical knowledge and tactics.
To provide wholistic personality development and effective communication with practical and application based approach. Emphasis to make self dependent, self evaluator and self assessor.