Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of Indian Armed forces. The Indian Army was formed in 1776, under the government of the East India Company in Kolkata. The Indian army is the biggest voluntary army in the world.
A soldier must work actively during peacetime and conflict as well as in any other dangerous situation also. They must work regularly. They may be required to work overseas for long periods of time. Army corps are often involved in military operations, usually on the front line of battle. Conditions may be extremely dangerous and life-threatening for a soldier. Female army officers must perform the same role as their counterparts and may join all corps, except those where there is a high probability of direct combat.
Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey was an officer of the Indian Army of the regiment 1/11 Gorkha Rifles, posthumously awarded the India's highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra.
Major Somnath Sharma, son of Major General Amarnath Sharma, was born on 31 January 1923, in Himachal Pradesh. He was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on 22 February 1942. During the Second World War, he had fought in the Arakan Operations.
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