Defence covers a good number of questions making it an important topic to cover in SSC Exams. Around 2-3 questions asks from Defence which surely makes it important for you to study the topic well for upcoming SSC and Other Competitive Exams.Here is Important points to remember about Indian defence for SSC Exams which you should not ignore.
Important points to remember about Indian Defence
- The Supreme Commander of all Indian Forces is the President of India.
- The whole administrative control of the Armed forces lies in the Ministry of Defence
- The Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) is responsible to Parliament for all matters concerning defence of the country.
- Indian defence system has been divided into three services -
- Air Force
Some important points/ Information on above three defence services:-
1. Indian Army: The Indian Army is organized into seven commands:
Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir
Army Training Command
Mhow, Madhya Pradesh
South Western Command
2. Indian Air Force: Indian Air Force is organised into seven commands
South Western Command
3. Indian Navy: Indian Navy is organised into following commands
4. Indian Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is headed by a Director General. It headquarters is based in the Capital, New Delhi. It has
- 3 Regional headquarters at Mumbai, Chennai and Port Blair
- 1 District Headquarters in each of the nine coastal states and 2 in the Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands.
- 4 Coast Guard Stations, one each at Vadinar, Okha, Tuticorin and Mandapam.
- It also has aerodromes in Daman and Chennai
- Air Enclaves at Goa, Kolkata and Port Blair.
5. Ranks of commissioned Officers
Rank of Commissioned Officers
Air Chief Marshal
Air Vice marshal
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