How fit are people in the armed forces physically?

I believe that US armed forces are in a lot better physical shape than during the Vietnam Era.During Vietnam, humpback whales were accepted directly into basic training. Today, people are required to meet physical standards before enlistment.Based upon that alone, I have to say that today they are very

Is Indian military underrated?

How can you say that Indian military is underrated , it has glorious and legendary past look at the wars of 1965 , 1971 and 1999 wars .We all know about our surgical strike it tells about dare of our army to hit enemy in their own area .Look at the no. Of applicants for NDA , Cdse

What are some incredible facts about the Indian armed forces?

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

Which are some of the most elite military units in the world?

MARCOS is short name for 'Marine Commandos'.It is an elite special operational unit  of Indian navy.It's previously known as MCF or 'Marine Commando Force'.MARCOS are heavily trained and well equipped.They are capable to undertake missions in all types of terrorist attack. As their structure&size are classified some 'unofficial' reports

Do South Indians feel proud of the Indian Armed Forces?

Two years ago, there was a massive avalanche in Siachen glacier area of Jammu and Kashmir state. Siachen is the highest battlefield in the world, so storms and avalanches on top of this Himayalan region is not uncommon.A few Indian soldiers got

How to cure my knock knees if I want to join the Indian army

many people have a misconception that knock knees is a condition in which when you are standing your knees should not join or stick to each other at all.infact the method of checking is totally different than what you would assume.i went to an army dotor in The Southern Command Hospital in Pune and

How to become a RAW agent

Research and Analysis Wing , is a external intelligence agency of Indian Government; You may call it ‘ A secret department ‘ . Basically it is known as RAW, one another name is, R&AW . RAW is an independent agency; It means, the agency work in its own way and it works under prime minister

How is the Indian Armed Forces regarded by other countries?

Thanks for asking me to answer this one.I can only answer from the perspective of an Israeli military professional of course, and I guess that alongside some of the wonderful answers given already, such as those by Jon Davis, Nigel Mountford, Graeme Shimmin and

Indian armed forces: Can I serve Indian armed forces?

Yes... Please apply for and join the mechanized infantry of the Indian army.Regimental Center is Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.There are a lot of positions to fill.Right now there is a big push in the Indian army to increase the number of armored divisions and mechanized infantry.  What is your specialization in mechanical engineering ? Did you work on internal

What are some incredible facts about the Indian armed forces?

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

What are some mind blowing facts about the Indian Air Force?

Indian Air Force is an interesting topic to read and know about with many jaw-dropping facts that are particularly unbeknownst to the general populace of one of the largest air forces in the world. Here I will discuss some 11 amazing facts about the Indian Air Force from past and the present which I hope , people would like

What are some unknown facts about the Indian Defence forces?

This is tougher or may be never ending question. But I want to take two instances from the history that best define what Indian Armed Forces are..!!The first Sikh unit/battalion is one of the oldest and most decorated units of Indian Army. This was the unit that was airlifted to Kashmir in October 1947 to

What do Americans think of Indian Armed Forces? And what do Indians think of the U.S. Armed Forces?

An average Indian soldier thinks a lot about American army. Whenever we compare armies, US Army, being an army of the most powerful country in the world is (for obvious reasons) discussed as datum. And the general feeling is:In spite of being one of the

What happens in Indian Armed Forces parties or get-togethers?

Sorry, it is a lot of rubbish. I served long years in the Indian Navy and have never come across any such thing. There are been contual rumours. If some one like me and my colleagues who are ex-nda's have not come across such practice, it must only be a rumor nothing more. However, many officer's servile attitude could

What should my diet and workout plan be to prepare myself for the Indian Army?

you should wake up at 6:00AM and do exercise in house for 2 hour and after that do running outdoors for 2 hour . everyday drink water 5 - 6 litres. Everyday drink milk with breakfastEvery day eat bottle groud and

Where do the Indian armed forces stand in the world?

India is the 4th Large Military Power in the world. It has the wonderful Army, Navy and Air force Strength. Now Its Challenging for China in Asia. Because After the China the India is capable for Population, Military Strength, Nuclear Power, Natural Resources , Finance and Geography. India is

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

Why is liquor drinking encouraged in the Indian Armed Forces?

Liquor is never encouraged in the Indian Army or even the Armed Forces. Over the years, issue of free liquor even to jawans has stopped.If required they have to buy their own, from the Canteen.There is a limit laid down as to how much liquor an officer or jawan can buy each month.These are some of the

Can I join Indian Armed Forces (Technical posts) without being physically fit?

You will be surprised to know that there is (almost) NO Physical fitness test for joining the Indian Army as an officer! In the SSB (Service Selection Board) interview, candidates are tested only for their intelligence and phychological traits (Combat Leadership Ttaits) along with analytical problem solving abilities. Do you know why ??Because, no matter how unfit you are,

Are the MARCOS better than the Navy SEALs?

MARCOS and Navy Seals, both have potential, But Navy seals are more better than Marcos because of technology as well as experience.The MARCOS of India --1.MARCOS were raised as the Indian Marine Special Forces (IMSF) in 1985. Two years later, they were renamed the Marine Commando Force (MCF). Their motto is – The Few The Fearless.

Is it bad if I like U.S. Marine Corps more than my nation's Army?

To use a sports analogy*, this isn't a terribly rare phenomenon.   It's called being a "bandwagon fan" (Fan loyalty).  Before you get insulted, keep in mind that it is rather common.  I've heard a few rough estimates that guess that maybe 25% of fans in the stadium seats of a champion team

What makes Gurkhas regiment so special?

On September 2, 2010, the then 35-year-old Bishnu Shrestha after retiring from his Gurkha soldier military service, when he had returned to his homeland Nepal was on his way to Gorakhpur and was travelling in Maurya Express (Hatia-Gorakhpur), when 35 - 40armed robbers attacked the train near Chittaranjan, West Bengal and robbed the passengers of

Which regiments Gurkhas like to join the most, British Gurkhas or Indian Gurkhas?

Obviously indian army,reasons are many,ex:nearness to home, friendly environment,no language barrier,same tradition and culture,similar food habits,etc... If not satisfied with my answer then just read/go through the history how many Gurkhas choose to serve the British army. Majority of them opted for Indian army and now many of my Gurkha