Indian Army is the land force of the military of India and it maintains the third largest war-force in the world. The Indian Army is a well-trained and a well-equipped military service, with a troop strength of over one million.
Beside defending the nation’s frontiers, the army has also acquired the responsibility of providing internal security. The army has a rich combat experience in rough and diverse terrains, considering India’s diversity on this front.
It also has a distinguished history of serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations. Indian Army consists of numerous branches and services. The range of career opportunity in the Indian Army is vast.
An extensive body of schools and centers supports army operations. The officer corps is largely drawn from the National Defence Academy at Khadakvasla, Maharashtra, a joint services training institution that confers educational equivalents of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees to cadets, for all three service arms.
After completion of studies at the National Defence Academy, army cadets are sent to the Indian Military Academy at Dehra Dun. Other Indian Military Academy cadets are graduates of the Army Cadet College or they are direct-entry students who have qualified by passing the Union Public Service Commission Examination.
Still other officer training occurs at the Officers’ Training Academy in Madras, Tamil Nadu, where a forty-four-week session is offered to university graduates seeking a short-service commission. In addition, the army runs a number of other military education establishments. Recruitment in the Indian Army is done through various Civil Services examinations.
|Indian Army Cartographer Examination||Indian Army Clerk Examination|
|Indian Army Havildar Examination||Indian Army JCO Catering Examination|
|Indian Army JCO Religious Teacher Examination||Indian Army Nursing Examination|
|Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination||Indian Army Technical Examination|
|Indian Army Tradesman Examination|