Indian Armed Forces
|Indian Armed Forces|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Defence, South Block, New Delhi|
|Supreme Commander||President Ram Nath Kovind|
|Minister of Defence||Rajnath Singh|
|Defence Secretary||Ajay Kumar, IAS|
|Chief of Defence Staff||General Bipin Rawat|
|Active employees/soldiers||1,455,550 (ranked 2nd)|
|Budget||₹478195 crore (equivalent to ₹4.8 trillion or US$81 billion in 2019) (2021–22)|
|Percent of GDP||2.4% (2019)|
|Suppliers from inland|
|Annual imports||US$42.9 billion (2000–16) (Ranked 4th)|
|Annual exports||US$2.23 billion (2019–20) (Ranked 19th)
|History||Military history of India|
British Indian Army
Royal Indian Navy
Indian National Army
Wars involving India
The President of India is its Commander-in-Chief. However, it is managed by the Ministry of Defence.
In 2010, the Indian Armed Forces had 1.32 million active personnel. This makes it one of the largest militaries in the world.
Currently, the Indian Army is becoming more modern by buying and making new weapons. It is also building defences against missiles of other countries. In 2011, India imported more weapons than any other nation in the world.
From its independence in 1947, India fought four wars with Pakistan and one war with China.
Every year, 7 December is celebrated as Armed Forces Flag Day.
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