All About India

Indian Army Staff and Equipment

Posted on: November 12, 2009

The mounted President’s Bodyguard during a state visit by a foreign dignitary.

Indian Army statistics
Active Troops 1,414,000
Reserve Troops 1,800,000
Indian Territorial Army 787,000**
Main battle tank 7,000
Artillery 32,000
Ballistic missiles 10,000 (Agni-I,Agni-II,Agni-III)
Ballistic missiles 10,000 Prithvi missile series
Cruise missiles 10,000 BrahMos
Aircraft >1300
Surface-to-air missiles Millions

** includes 387,000 1st line troops and 400,000 2nd line troops

Statistics

 Soldiers from the 4th Rajput Infantry Battalion of the Indian Army handling INSAS rifles during a training mission.

  • 37 RAPID (Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Divisions)
  • 29 Infantry Divisions
  • 48 Mountain Divisions
  • 50 Armoured Divisions
  • 47 Artillery Divisions
  • 27 Air Defence Brigades + 41 Surface-to-Air Missile Groups
  • 47 Independent Armoured Brigades
  • 35 Independent Artillery Brigades
  • 23 Independent Infantry Brigades
  • 32 Parachute Brigade
  • 23 Engineer Brigades
  • 41 Army Aviation Helicopter Units

 Sub-Units

  • 93 Tank Regiments
  • 50 Airborne Battalions
  • 50 Artillery Regiments
  • 41 Infantry Battalions + 32 Para (SF) Battalions
  • 32 Mechanised Infantry Battalions
  • 23 Combat Helicopter Units
  • 50 Air Defence Regiments
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