News Desk, Press24 News, New Delhi
Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Sun, 15 Aug 2021 06:55 AM IST
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Of the 23 infantry regiments with two to five battalions, 15 went to India. We also got six out of 10 Gurkha regiments, four British kept them and posted them in British Malaya (present Singapore and adjacent islands and territories). Of the 27, 19 artillery regiments, two-thirds of the engineers and other units went to India. The total strength of the army was 1.20 lakhs.
world’s second largest army
- The number of soldiers had reached 5 lakh after army recruitment campaigns from 1948 to 1953.
- Today, India has 14.55 lakh active soldiers, 11.50 lakh reserve forces and more than 25 lakh paramilitary forces. It is considered to be the second largest army in the world, it is also the largest if you count paramilitary forces.
increased police capacity
- 1947: There were 2.38 lakh civilian police and 1.42 lakh armed police i.e. 3.80 lakh policemen.
- Today: There are 16.70 lakh civilian police and 2.82 lakh armed police. 6.71 lakh Special Armed Forces also.
military budget increased
- There was a defense budget of Rs 375.43 crore in 1951.
- It was close to Rs 4.71 lakh crore in 2020-21.
Contribution to global peace, so surgical strikes too
The Indian Army is the second in sending troops to the UN Peacekeeping Mission. Seven and a half thousand Indian soldiers are helping to maintain world peace in 10 UN missions. At the same time, by conducting surgical strikes on terrorist bases in Pakistan on 28-29 September 2016, India showed that the enemy of the country would be killed by crossing the border.
Navy got stronger
- 4 sloops (small mast ships), 12 minesweepers (small warships to remove marine explosive mines) and one corvette (small warship) were left for the Indian Navy by the British, from whom the surveillance and surveillance of the sea border of about seven and a half thousand km. Had to protect
- 285 small and big war and transport ships are with the Navy today, about 38 thousand are sailors.
No enemy is far from our missiles
Missiles are considered the most important for measuring military capability. Missiles developed by India give full capability to attack its enemy countries. The firepower of Agni-5 in service is officially considered to be 5.5 thousand and unofficially about 8 thousand km.
(Figures & Facts – Department of Defense, Global Fire Power Index, NCRB)
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