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Indian Airmed Forces
Bhāratīya Saśastra Senāeṃ
Emblem o Indie Airmed Forces
Emblem of Indian Armed Forces
Service branches Indian Army seal Indie Airmy
Indian Air Force Seal Indie Air Force
Indie Navy seal Indie Navy
Indie Coast Gaird Seal Indie Coast Gaird
Heidquarters New Delhi
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Preses Ram Nath Kovind
Meenister o Defence Ministry of Defence (India) Nirmala Sitharaman[1][2]
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Admiral Sunil Lanba[3]
Manpower
Militar age 18[4]
Conscription No
Active personnel 1,427,258[5] (ranked 2nt)
Reserve personnel 1,155,000[6]
Expenditures
Budget FY 2016: US$55.9 billion
(ranked 5th)[7]
Percent o GDP FY 2016: 2.5%
Industry
Domestic suppliers
Foreign suppliers
Annual imports US$42.9 billion (2000–16)[11]
Annual exports

US$314 million (2000–16)[11]

 Afghanistan
 Maldives
 Tajikistan
   Nepal
 Bhutan
 Israel
 Oman
 Bangladesh
 Vietnam
 UAE
 Iran
 Thailand
 Kazakhstan
 Turkey (Turkis Airmed Forces)
 Qatar
 Uzbekistan
 Saudi Arabia
 Malaysia
 Philippines
 Kyrgyzstan
 Indonesia
Relatit airticles
History Militar history o Indie
Presidency airmies
Breetish Indie Airmy
Indie Naitional Airmy
Ranks Army
Air Force
Navy

The Indie Airmed Forces (Hindi (in IAST): Bhāratīya Saśastra Senāeṃ) are the militar forces o the Republic o Indie. It conseests o three[12][13] 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[14] (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,[5] it is the warld's 2nt lairgest militar force an haes the warld's lairgest volunteer airmy.[15] 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,[16] the Indian armed forces are steadily unnergangin modernisation,[17] wi investments in auries sic as futuristic soldier seestems and missile defence seestems.[17][18]

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.[8] 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.[19][20][21] 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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