Monday, 6 July 2015

Indian Defence

  • The President of India is the Supreme commander of the Indian defence system.
  • The whole Administrative control of the Armed forces lies in the Ministry of Defence.
  • Indian Defence System has been divided into 3 services - Army, Navy & Air Force

National Defence Academy
Indian Military Academy
Defence Service Staff College
Wellington (TN)
Armed Forces Medical College
Rashtriya Indian Military College
College of Defence Management
College of Combat

Indian Navy

Each Command is headed by Vice Admiral. The Navy is headed by the "Chief of the Naval Staff" of the rank of Admiral.
The First Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy was INS Vikrant. India's largest Aircraft carrier is INS Viraat. After retirement of Vikrant, Viraat is the main guard of Indian coastline. It was commissioned in 1987 and will continue in service till 2010.
INS Shakti was India's first indigenously built submarine.
INS Kadamba is India's largest naval base situated at karwar, Karnataka. It was commissioned in 2005 under the project 'SeaBird'

Indo-Tibetan Border Police [ITBP: Estd 1962]

It is basically employed in the Northern Borders for monitoring the borders and also to stop smuggling and illegal immigration.

National Security Guards [NSG: Estd 1984]

It has been established to counter the surge of militancy in the country. It is a highly trained force which deals with the militants effectively.

Central Industrial Security Force [CISF: Estd 1969]

Its objective is to monitor the industrial complexes of Central Government.

Assam Rifles [Estd 1835]

The oldest paramilitary force in the country.
Its main objective is to keep vigilance of international borders in North East and countering insurgency operations in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.

Border Security Force [BSF: Estd 1939]

It keeps a vigil over the international borders against the intrusion in the country.

Central Reserve Police Force [CRPF: Estd 1939]

Its main objective is to assist the States/ Union Territory Police in maintenance of law and order.
The 88th, Battalion of CRPF, known as "Mahila Battalion" (commissioned on March 30, 1986) is the world's first paramilitary force comprising entirely of women.

National Cadet Corps [NCC: Estd 1948]

Its main objective is to stimulate interest among the youth in the defence of the country in order to build up reserve man power to expand armed forces.

  Intelligence Bureau [IB: Estd 1920]

Its objective is to collect secret information relating to country's security.
It was originally set-up as Central Special branch (CSB) in 1987 and renamed IB in 1920.

Central Bureau Of Investigation [CBI: Estd 1953]

Its objective is to investigate cases of misconduct by public servants, cases of cheating, embezzlement, and fraud.
CBI is also entrusted with the investigation of international crimes cases in collaboration with INTERPOL.

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