Indie Airmed Forces
The Indie Airmed Forces (Hindi (in IAST): Bhāratīya Saśastra Senāeṃ) are the militar forces o the Republic o Indie. It conseests o three professional uniformed services: the Indie Airmy, Indie Navy, an Indie Air Force. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported bi the Indie Coast Gaird and paramilitary organisations (Assam Rifles, and Special Frontier Force) and various inter-service commands and institutions sic as the Strategic Forces Command, the Andaman and Nicobar Command an the Integrated Defence Staff. The Preses o Indie is the Supreme Commander o the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are unner the management o the Meenistry o Defence (MoD) o the Government of India. Wi strength of ower 1.4 million active personnel, it is the warld's 2nt lairgest militar force an haes the warld's lairgest volunteer airmy. It is important tae note that the Central Armed Police Forces, which are commonly and incorrectly referred tae as 'Paramilitary Forces', are headed by officers frae the Indian Police Service and are unner the control o the Ministry of Home Affairs, nae the Ministry of Defence.
The Indian armed forces hae been engaged in a nummer of major military operations, includin: the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971, the Portuguese-Indian War, the Sino-Indian War, the 1967 Chola incident, the 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish, the Kargil War, an the Siachen conflict amang others. India honours its armed forces and military personnel annually on Armed Forces Flag Day, 7 December. Syne 1962, the IAF haes maintained close military relations wi Russia, includin cooperative development of programmes sic as the Fift Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) an the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). Armed wi the nuclear triad, the Indian armed forces are steadily unnergangin modernisation, wi investments in auries sic as futuristic soldier seestems and missile defence seestems.
The Department of Defence Production o the Ministry of Defence is responsible for the indigenous production of equipment uised bi the Indian Armed Forces. It comprises the 41 Indian Ordnance Factories unner the control o the Ordnance Factories Board, and aicht Defence PSUs namely: HAL, BEL, BEML, BDL, MDL, GSL, GRSE and Midhani. India wis the lairgest importer of defence equipment in 2014 wi Russia, Israel, Fraunce an the United States bein the tap foreign suppliers of military equipment. The Government of India haes launched a Make in India initiative tae indigenise manufacturing and reduce dependence on imports, includin defence imports and procurement.
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