The Indian Army’s HQ is located in New Delhi and functions under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is responsible for the command, control and administration as a whole.
The Army is divided into six operational commands (field armies) and one training command, each under the command of Lieutenant General whose status is equal to the Vice-Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS).
Regional Commands and HQ of Indian Army
(i) Central Command – Lucknow;
(ii) Eastern Command – Kolkatta ;
(iii) Northern Command – Udhampur ;
(iv) Western Command – Chandimandir ;
(v) South Command – Pune.
Army Training Command at Shimla (for the purpose of laying down the training policy for the Army).
Personnel in Army : 980,000 active troops.
Army Reserves : 300,000 first line troops (within five years of full time service)
Army Reserves: 500,000 second line troops ( commitment until 50 years of age).
Territorial Army : 400,000 first line troops (160,000 second line troops).
- The Indian Army is divided into the following two broad categories : - (i0 ARMS : Arms cover those troops which carry out actual operations.
- They consist of infantry (including air-borne and mechanized), Armoured, Aviation, Artillery, Air Defence Artillery, Engineers, Signals and Intelligence.
- These are organized into units and sub units at various echelons of commands.
- The remaining components of the Army are the Services.
- Their primary duty is to provide the logistics and administration for the Army.