What is the difference between Army, Navy and Air Force?
Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force are the three professional uniformed services of The Indian Armed Forces.
The President of India serves as Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy, India Air Force and Indian Army.
Below are the names of commanding officers
Army: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat,
Air Force: Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
Navy: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba
Here are some of the differences between the armed forces of our country.
An army is a ground fighting force that fights primarily on land. It is the land based branch of military organized and trained for land warfare. Army consists of soldiers equipped with arms and other fighting vehicles and equipment like tanks, artillery, anti-missile defence equipment etc.
Army fights on primarily on land and at times receives air support from air force and support from navy.
It is the branch of a nation’s military principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare. It mainly conducts military operations at sea. It’s operations includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and seaborne aviation.
Air Force primarily conducts aerial warfare. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions, and providing support to land and naval forces. Air forces typically consist of a combination of fighter jets, bombers, helicopters, transport planes and other aircraft. In addition to pilots, air forces have ground support staff who support the aircrew. Thus air force is responsible for not only the air-air combat but also for ground strike missions.
- Year of foundation/establishment
Navy – 1830
Army – 1895
Air force – 1932
Navy – 58,350 active personnel 295 ships & 251 aircrafts.
Army – 1,325,000 active personnel, 2,143,000 reserve personnel, 136 aircrafts.
Air force – 127,200 active personnel, Approx. 1,721 to 1,724 aircrafts.
Navy – 3 commands (Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Southern Naval Command)
Army – 7 commands (Army Training Command, Central Command, Eastern Command, Northern Command, South Western Command, Southern Command, Western Command)
Air force – 7 commands (Central Air Command, Eastern Air Command, Southern Air Command, Western Air Command, Training Command, South Western Air Command, Maintenance Command)
Navy – Sham No Varunah (May the Lord of the Water be auspicious unto us)
Army – Service Before Self
Air force – Nabhah Spr̥sam Diptam .(Touch the Sky with Glory)
- Rank Structure
With all these differences they just have one common aim i.e. to protect our country.
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