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SSB Army- Basic Things To Know (Part 1)

Indian Army – Nation above Self

The Indian Army inspires many youngsters to show the zeal of serving the nation. Being part of this legacy gives you unconditional respect, love and satisfaction that can not be compared to any other profession. There are many things that are known about the Indian Army. However,  for an individual who aspires to clear the SSB Army interview knowing a little more about the army is always a good idea. Here are some facts about the prestigious Indian army that one must know before appearing for the SSB army interview.

Facts to Know

  • History: The Indian army that we know today, was raised by the British in the 19th Century and was known as the British Indian Army. Two months before the independence of India i.e, in June 1947, there were only 14 Indian officers in the army without any national flag, general or air officer. Today, it stands second in terms of the number of troops in the world, with 1,237,117 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. 
  • Awards and Medals: The Indian Army never fails to admire the efforts and valour of its brave soldiers. The wartime gallantry awards given by the President of India are Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra. The peacetime gallantry awards are Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra. The wartime distinguished service medals are Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and Yudh Seva Medal. Peacetime distinguished service medals are Param Vishisth Seva Medal, Ati Vishisth Seva Medal and Ati Vishisth Seva Medal. Distinguished Sevice and Gallantry Medals awarded to the army personnel is Sena Medal. 
  • Siachin Glacier: The highest battlefield in the world, i.e, the Siachin Glacier is controlled by the Indian army. The glacier is situated 5000 meters above Mean Sea Level (MSL). The Indian soldiers are known as the best high altitude and mountain warfare soldiers. Special Operation teams from UK, USA and Russia frequently visit the Indian Army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS).
  • Bailey Bridge: Located in the Laddakh Valley, the Bailey Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It was built by the Indian Army in the year 1982. The bridge is located between Dras and Suru rivers, in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains.
  • Indian Army Special Forces (PARA SF): This force of the Indian Army roared against terrorism on 29 September 2016, by conducting a surgical strike across the Line of Control in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. The force had killed 80 terrorists in the operation. 
  • Sepoy Kamal Ram: 19 years old Sepoy Kamal Ram became the youngest Indian to receive the highest award of the United Kingdom, Victoria Cross for his valour in World War II.

Way to Indian Army

These are some facts that make every Indian proud of the Army. These points are not just for SSB army aspirants but for every individual living in this country. These tips will help you during your SSB army interview, but it takes a lot to reach there. The uniform does not come easily it takes hard work and persistence. Shaurya Bharat App helps you prepare well for all the defence-related exams such as NDA, CDS etc. Its live video lectures are student-friendly and the regular interactions with highly qualified teachers help the students track their progress. The teachers make sure that all the students are confident and have a positive attitude towards the exam.

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