10 surprising facts you probably don’t know about the Indian Army

A huge THANKS to our Indian Army who put so much effort to make us feel safe, who sacrifice their lives to protect our lives. we sleep with peace only because u wake up for us. Let us find it in ourselves to give them the respect they deserve.

Here are Ten surprising facts you probably don’t know about the Indian Army

1 : The Indian Army was formed in 1776, under the government of the East India Company in Kolkata.

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2 : The highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier, at 5000 meters above Mean Sea Level. And the Indian Army controls it.

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3 : Unlike any other government organizations and institutions in India, there are no provisions for reservations based on caste or religion

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4 : The Indian Army is the third biggest military contingent in the world after USA and China.

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5 : The Indian Army built the highest bridge in the world: The Bailey Bridge is the Highest Bridge in the world. Located in the Ladakh Valley, between Dras and Suru rivers, in the Himalayan Mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

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6: It Is The Biggest Voluntary Army In The World Soldiers become a part of it because of their own will. They are never forced.

7 : Operation Rahat :It was one of the biggest civilian rescue operations in the world and it was carried out successfully by the Indian army.

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8 : Indian Army trains foreign armies of US, UK, Russia at the Training institutes namely Indian Military Academy at  Dehradun and Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte, Mizoram.

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9 : The Indian army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is considered as one of the most most elite training centers in the world.

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10 : The Indian Army is one of the biggest troop contributors to the United Nations peace making operations.

We salute you, Indian Army – JAI HIND  JAI BHARAT

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