3 Minutes Speech on Indian Army
Good Evening Ladies and gentlemen. I am here before you today to present a speech on Indian Army.
Indian army is one of the outstanding armies in the world. Ensuring national security and national unity is the main focus of the Indian army. Our army is fighting against external aggression and internal threats, and maintain peace and security within Indian borders.
Except for war and battle against terror, it also conducts humanitarian rescue operations during natural calamities and other disturbances, like Operation Surya Hope. It is a major part of national power alongside the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. Indian army has also fought four big wars with neighboring Pakistan and one with China. Other important operations undertaken by the army include Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot and Operation Cactus.
The Indian army came into existence with independence. India army has also fought in both world war 1 and world war 2. The Indian Army is operationally and geographically divided into seven commands.comprises more than 80% of the country’s active defense personnel.
Presently our army is 2nd largest standing army in the world, with active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. The army has its infantry modernization program F-INSAS. The Indian army is also upgrading and acquiring new assets for its armored, artillery and aviation branches.
There are 9 basic field divisions of the Indian army. Let me brief it one by one.
1) Command: The Indian Army has six operational commands and one training command. Every command has a general officer commanding-in-chief (GOC-in-C), known as the army commander.
2) Corps: A command generally consists of two or more corps. There is a total of 14 Corps. Each corp is commanded by a general officer commanding (GOC), known as the corps commander, who holds the rank of lieutenant general. Also, each corps is formed of three or four divisions.
3) Division: Each division is headed by GOC (division commander) in the rank of major general. It usually consists of three to four Brigades. Currently, the Indian Army has 40 Divisions.
4) Brigade: A brigade generally consists of around 3,000 combat troops with supporting elements. An Infantry Brigade is composed of three infantry battalions.
5) Battalion: Composed of four rifle companies. A battalion commander who is a Colonel heads it.
6) Company: Composed of three platoons. Commanded by a company commander.
7) Battery: Comprising either 3 or 4 sections, in artillery and air defense units.
8) Platoon: Composed of three sections. Commanded by a platoon commander.
9) Section: Smallest military outfit, with a strength of 10 personnel.
The DRDO has developed a range of weapons for the Indian Army ranging from small arms, artillery, radars and the Arjun tank. Under the umbrella administration of the Ordnance Factories, all Indian Military small-arms are manufactured.
The principal Firearm manufacturing facilities are in Ichhapore, Cossipore, Kanpur, Jabalpur, and Tiruchirapalli. Tanks and Armoured vehicles are Arjun MK-III, Futuristic Battle Tank (FMBT), Abhay IFV, TATA Kestrel. Missiles include Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, Cruise Missiles, Tactical Ballistic Missiles, Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, and many other categories.
Love for our mother India creates the firm base of the Indian army. He sacrifices his life for the protection of the nation’s pride. Every soldier is a true patriot and is always ready to lay down his life in the service of motherland. Our nation’s protection and safety are totally dependent on our soldiers.
Indian Army not only fights in the war but also take care of the rescue operations when natural calamities occur like cyclones, earth-quakes. We must feel the pain of the great sacrifice which our Indian Army is doing every day to keeping our country, our people together and safe. Thus, we all salute our Indian heroes and pay homage to the supreme sacrifice which our army brothers are doing every day.