The Indian army does not only protect the country from intruders and terrorists but also willingly succumb to their lives for the love of their motherland. Their sacrifices are innumerable, their lives harder.
Being in the military is in itself a pride, let alone putting up with the hardships faced in icy mountains, eerie forests, and heavy waters. It is due to these saviours of India that one can sleep peacefully at night.
However, there are many unknown facts about the Indian army that you were not aware of. They are as follows:
- The Siachen glacier located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas is 5000 meters above sea level, is supervised by the Indian army. It is the highest battleground where India and Pakistan have been intermittently fighting since 1984.
- The Indian army is the largest standing volunteer army in the world.
- The highest altitude bridge in the world, the Bailey Bridge was built by the Indian army.
- The Indian army has also recruited horses as a part of their regiment, one of the three remaining cavalries in the world.
- India is the fourth country next to the USA, Russia, and China to own the maximum number of guns and missiles.
- The Indian army has rescued many people during the Uttarakhand floods. Operation Rahat is considered to be among the biggest civilian rescue operations carried out in the world.
- The Indian army has also expanded its base in Tajikistan.
- Indian Army has one of the biggest training facilities in the world, which is High Altitude Warfare School.
- Indian army has deployed two short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, Agni and Prithvi
- The Indian army, strategical and patient, never attacks first to gain control over a country.