(Last Updated on : 04-10-2017)
Indian Army Personalities are soldiers of Indian Armed Forces
. Trained with the motto of Valor and Wisdom at the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy (IMA), the Indian army personnel dedicate their lives in safeguarding the nation. During war situations, it is the young and dynamic officers who fight at Indian borders. The Indian army personnel are quite particular when it comes to following the hierarchy in Indian Army
. As fresh batches pass out from the army institutes, they are recruited in the several regiments that are scattered throughout the country. Imbued with a deep sense of patriotism, the soldiers carry out the orders of their seniors, without any question. Discipline is an important attribute in the lives of the Indian army personnel. Gentlemen to the core, Indian Army personalities are role models for every civilian in the country.
Designations of Indian Army Personalities
The Indian Army personnel are designated as Sepoys, Havildars, Subedars, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel, Brigadier, Major-General, General and others. In the set up of the Indian army, the rank of the General is the highest.
Different Indian Army Personalities
Indian Army personalities have time and again proved to be an indispensable part of the Indian administration at the hours of utmost need. It is because of these personnel that the civilians in all corners of the country are leading an untroubled life.
Some of these Indian army personalities are described below:
Major Somnath Sharma
Major Somnath Sharma is known to be the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra
, which is India's highest military ornament. He had fought in Indo-Pakistani War
of 1947. He is also known to provide service in Burma, during the Arakan Campaign of World War II
. The Param Vir Chakra was awarded to him posthumously.
Piru Singh Shekhawat
Piru Singh Shekhawat, a Param Vir Chakra awardee was an Indian Army non-commissioned officer. He had served in the British
Indian Army and the Indian Army. He was posted to the 1st Punjab
Regiment. He is known to provide service on the North-West Frontier. He even participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and served in the Indian Army's 6th Rajputana Rifles
Captain Vikram Batra
Captain Vikram Batra, a Param Vir Chakra awardee is known for his valor, during the 1999 Kargil
War in Kashmir
between India and Pakistan. He piloted one of the difficult operations in mountain
warfare in Indian history
Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav
Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav is known to be the youngest person to receive Param Vir Chakra. He is a soldier and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army. He is renowned for his valor during the Kargil War.
Other Indian Army Personalities
Lt General Sundararajan Padmanabhan
, K.M. Cariappa
, Field Marshal K.M Cariappa
, Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor
, General Prannath Thapar
, Kodendera Subayya Thimayya
, General Bipin Chandra Joshi
, General Joginder Jaswant Singh
and several other Indian army personnel have served the nation with courage.