Indian Army Commands and Structure-All You Need to Know

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Indian Army Commands and Structure-All You Need to Know

As a point of Defence Exams such as NDA, CDA, AFCAT, CAPF, and AFSB Interviews, it is important to know about our forces. In this article, we will cover the Indian Army, which is the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The primary mission of the Indian Army is to defend the country from land threats and launch offensive operations in time of need.

The Indian Army was established as a part of the British Army. Before Independence, the Indian Army participated in many wars including World Wars. During WW I and WW II, the Indian Army fought in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Post Independence, the Indian Army became the full-fledged part of the Independent Indian Armed Forces. Many Units and Regimental derive their history from Pre-independence. The Headquarters of Indian Amry is located in New Delhi. The current Chief Of Army Staff is General Manoj Pande.


Each command is headed by General Officer commanding-in-Chief with the rank of Lieutenant-General. Every Command reports to the Army headquarters in New Delhi, India.

Northern CommandUdhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
Central CommandLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Eastern CommandKolkata, West Bengal
Western CommandChandimandir, Haryana
Southern CommandPune, Maharashtra
South Western CommandJaipur, Rajasthan
Army Training CommandShimla, Himachal Pradesh


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a. Fighting Arms

ArmTraining Centre
InfantryDistributed across India
Mechanised InfantryAhmednagar, Maharashtra
Armoured CorpsAhmednagar, Maharashtra

b. Combat Support Arms

ArmTraining Centre
ArtilleryDeolali, Maharashtra
Corps of SignalsMhow, Madhya Pradesh
Corps of EngineersBangalore, Roorkee and Khadki
Army Air DefenceGopalpur, Odisha
Army Aviation CorpsNashik, Maharashtra
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c. Service Arms

CorpsTraining Centre
Army Service CorpsBangalore
Army Medical CorpsLucknow/Pune
Army Dental CorpsLucknow
Army Ordnance CorpsJabalpur and Secunderabad (HQ)
Corps of Electronics and Mechanical EngineersSecunderabad
Remount and Veterinary CorpsMeerut
Army Education CorpsPachmarhi
Corps of Military PoliceBangalore
Pioneer CorpsBangalore
Army Postal Service CorpsKamptee, Nagpur
Territorial ArmyNew Delhi
Defence Security CorpsKannur, Kerala
Intelligence CorpsPune
Judge Advocate General’s DepartmentKamptee, Nagpur
Military Nursing ServiceLucknow/Pune

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  1. Rupendra Singh

    I will join defence forces one day

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