Let me give some very interesting stories which every Indian should know, as most of the answers here have covered the stats and data and wars:Under Water Ejection by Pilot - Lt Cdr Debrass, a Naval Pilot, was serving on INS Vikrant in 1976. During one take off, his plane failed to get the momentum and landed
1. Indian Army ranks third in the world after US and China. Indian Army currently operates at astrength of 1,129,900 active personnel and 960,000 reserve personnel. Of those in reserve 160,000 are in the Indian Territorial Army; however, only 40,000 of those regularly report for duty. This makes the Indian Army the world's largest standing volunteer
Why do soldiers of CRPF, BSF and other paramilitary forces don't have the same kind of benefits like Army, Air Force and Navy?
Yes benefits are less for paramilitary forces as it does not come under ministry of defense..even after retirement they are not treated on par with defense officers.. for example my father retired from CRPF from Srinagar equivalent to colonel in army but he had