HOW POWERFUL ARE THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES IN 2017

- Nandini Jha   06-06-2017

          


With passing time and development of the nation, the power of Indian armed forces are also growing remarkably and a nation with a security pact with the Soviet Union in the past is now independent and world’s fourth most powerful army in the world following USA, RUSSIA and CHINA and still growing.Here is the analysis of the strength of Indian armed forces in 2017.

The Indian Armed Forces 

Working day and night, in extreme climatic and geographical conditions, from land to mountain, deserts to water, -45 degree Celsius to +45 degree Celsius. Indian armed forces are one of the most powerful and efficient armed forces in the world.

Manpower:

Available: 616,000,000

Fit for service: 489,600,000

Coming under military age annually: 22,900,000

Active personnel: 1,325,000

Reserve personnel: 2,143,000

 

 

The Indian Army

Securing the land boundaries of India from outside interference, Indian army is there for the safety of the people of the country and their freedom.

CHIEF: GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT

Land weapons:

Tanks: 4,426

AFVs (armoured fighting vehicles): 6,704

SPGs (self-propelled guns): 290

MLRs (multiple launch rocket systems): 292

Towered artillery: 7,414

 

The Indian Navy

Guarding the water boundaries of India, Indian Navy is always alert on even the smallest moment in our water boundaries keeping it safe from overwater and underwater both.

CHIEF: ADMIRAL SUNIL LAMBA

Naval weapons:

Total strength: 295

Aircraft carriers: 3

Corvettes: 23

Frigates: 14

Destroyers: 11

Mine warfare: 6

Submarines: 15

Coastal defence craft: 139

 

The Indian Air Force

Sharpness as birds, Indian air force is keeping an eye on our air and shielding even a small outside interference to penetrate to keep it free and breathable air for the nation.

CHIEF: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL BIRENDER SINGH DHANOA

Air weapons:

Aircraft: 2,102

Interceptors: 676

Transport aircraft; 323

Fixed wing attack aircraft: 809

Helicopters: 666

Attack helicopters: 16

Financial strength:

Defense budget: $51,000,000,000

External debt: $507,000,000,000

Purchasing power parity: $8,721,000,000,000

Foreign exchange reserves and gold: $359,100,000,000

Fuel resources and usage:

Oil production: 767,600 bbl/day

Proven reserves: 5,675,000,000 bbl/day

Consumption: 3,510,000 bbl/day

Boundaries:

Land area: 3,287,263km

Coastline: 7,000 km

Waterways: 14,500 km

Border shared: 13,888 km

With all the achievements and developments, Indian army is growing rapidly and becoming more and more powerful. Still having a chance for improvements, Indian army is honest and loyal for the security of its motherland day and night.