The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and it is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Two officers have been conferred with the rank of field marshal, a five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honour. The Indian Army originated from the armies of the East India Company, which eventually became the British Indian Army, and the armies of the princely states, which finally became the national army after independence. The units and regiments of the Indian Army have diverse histories and have participated in a number of battles and campaigns across the world, earning a large number of battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.
The primary mission of the Indian Army is to ensure national security and national unity, defending the nation from external aggression and internal threats, and maintaining peace and security within its borders. It conducts humanitarian rescue operations during natural calamities and other disturbances, like Operation Surya Hope, and can also be requisitioned by the government to cope with internal threats. It is a major component of national power alongside the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. The army has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan and one with China. Other major operations undertaken by the army include: Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot and Operation Cactus. Apart from conflicts, the army has conducted large peace time exercises like Operation Brasstacks and Exercise Shoorveer, and it has also been an active participant in numerous United Nations peacekeeping missions including those in: Cyprus, Lebanon, Congo, Angola, Cambodia, Vietnam, Namibia, El Salvador, Liberia, Mozambique, South Sudan and Somalia.
The Indian Army has a regimental system, but is operationally and geographically divided into seven commands, with the basic field formation being a division. It is an all-volunteer force and comprises more than 80% of the country’s active defence personnel. It is the 2nd largest standing army in the world, with 1,237,117active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. The army has embarked on an infantry modernisation program known as Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS), and is also upgrading and acquiring new assets for its armoured, artillery and aviation branches.
A Military Department was created within the Government of the East India Company at Kolkata in the year 1776. Its main function was to sift and record orders relating to the Army that were issued by various Departments of the East India Company for the territories under its control.
With the Charter Act of 1833, the Secretariat of the Government of the East India Company was reorganised into four Departments, including a Military Department. The army in the Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras functioned as respective Presidency Armies until 1 April 1895 when they were unified into a single Indian Army. For administrative convenience, it was divided into four commands at that point, namely Punjab (including the North West Frontier), Bengal, Madras (including Burma) and Bombay.
The British Indian Army was a critical force for the primacy of the British Empire both in India and across the world. Besides maintaining the internal security of the British Raj, the Army fought in many other theatres: the Anglo-Burmese Wars, First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars, First, Second and Third Anglo-Afghan Wars, First and Second Opium Wars in China, Abyssinia, and the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Indian Army announced notification for Engineering graduates for the post of Short Service Commission Technical Women & Men. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below.
Positions: SSC Officers
Salary: Not disclosed
Job Location: Across India
No of Vacancies: Total 191 Posts
For SSC(Tech)-54 Men and SSCW(Tech)-25: 189 Posts
|Engineering Streams||Equivalent Stream (AICTE appd)||Men||Women|
Civil Engg, Civil Engg (Structural|
Engg), Structural Engg
|Aeronautical Engg, Avionics Engineering||12||–|
Computer Sc & Engg /|
/ Information Tech/ M. Sc Computer Sc
Computer Engg , Computer Science,|
Computer Science Engg , Computer Science & Engg , Information Science & Engg
Electrical Engineering , Electrical Engg|
(Electronics & Power), Power System
Engg , Electrical & Electronics Engg
|Electronics & Telecom/Telecommunication/Electronics & Comn/Satellite Communication||
Electronics & Telecommunication Engg|
Telecommunication Engg , Electronics &Communication Engg , Electronics &Electrical Communication Engg
Electronics/ Fibre Optics/ Micro Electronics &
|Power Electronics & Drives||08||–|
Mechanical Engg ,|
Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engg , Mechanical & Automation Engg
|Production Engineering||Production Engg, Product Design & Development, Production Engg & Management|
For Widows of Defense Personnel only:2 Posts
|SSC(W) (Non-Tech) (Non-UPSC)||01||Graduate in any stream|
|SSC(W) Tech||01||B.E/B.Tech in any tech stream|
Indian Army Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply.
For SSC(Tech)- 54 Men and SSCW(Tech)- 25 Women:
Between 20 to 27 years as on 01-04-2020
For widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness Only SSCW (Non-Tech) [Non-UPSC] and SSCW(Tech):
A maximum of 35 years on 01-04-2020
Indian Army Selection Procedure:
The selection will be made on the basis of stage I and Stage II selection. Followed by interview and medical test will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.
Note: Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage of their qualification will be called for interview. The duration of SSC Interview will be 5 days.
Note: Merit List will be prepared engineering stream/Subject wise on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates at SSB Interview.
How To Apply:
All interested and eligible candidates can apply online by the following link on or before 22 August 2019.
Click Here to Apply Online