SOME INTERESTING FACTS THAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT INDIAN ARMY
A huge reason why we feel safe sleeping at night is the Indian army. The defenders of our well give them all so that we the citizens of the country be in peace and comfort. Though we all are very much aware of the Indian Army still there are many hidden facts about the Indian Army that we do not know and we must. These facts will increase the respect for the Indian Army
- The Indian Army Is the World’s Biggest Voluntary Army which means the forced recruitment is not practiced in the Indian Army. There is such provision in the Constitution of India but never executed.
- The Gurkha Regiment of Indian Army was desired by Adolf Hitler. As he believed that if he has a Gurkha Regiment, his army can conquer Germany.
- Indian Military Academy of Dehradun and Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School of Mizoram trains the foreign armies of the UK, US, and Russia.
- The Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield which is at 5000 meters above the mean sea level is guarded by the Indian Army.
- The Indian Army names the World Record for accepting the largest military surrender when Pakistan Army of 93,000 soldiers surrendered in 1971 Indo-Pak war.
- In August 1982, Indian Army built the world’s highest bridge ‘The Bailey Bridge’ in Ladakh valley between Suru and Dras rivers.
- The youngest Indian sepoy Kamal Ram at the age of 19 received the highest award of United Kingdom ‘Victoria’s Cross’ for his valor after World War 2.
- President’s Bodyguard that was set up in the year 1773 is the oldest regiment in the Indian Army. The soldiers of President’s Bodyguard gets trained as Paratroopers.
- Indian Army carried out one of the biggest civilian rescue operation ‘Operation Rahat’ in the year 2013 with the help of Indian Air Force.
- Indian Army doesn’t recruit on the basis of any reservations of caste and religion unlike other governmental organizations in India.
- Indian Army never initiated war with any country or involved in any kind of military
- Indian Army faced only two casualties in the Battle of Longewala fought between India and Pakistan in the year 1971 on which the film Border was made.