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Indian Army: Structure

May 13, 2014 13:07 IST

    Indian army is an important institution in India. Most of the competitive exams test the knowledge of exam aspirants on the setup of Indian army which is responsible for securing the Indian territories.

    Structure of the Indian army is as following:

    Headed by: Chief of the Army Staff

    Headquarters: New Delhi

    Strength: 1200000 approximately

    Number of commands: 7

    The command structure is as following:

    Command Headquarters
    Northern Command Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
    Southern Command Pune, Maharashtra
    Eastern Command Kolkata, West Bengal
    Western Command Chandimandir, Chandigarh
    Central Command Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    South-Western Command Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Training Command Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

    Each command, directly affiliated to the Army Headquarters is under an officer who is of the rank of Lt. General.

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