Between them, the
Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force recruit more than two thousand
officers each year. You have the option of becoming an infantry, artillery or
naval officer, a pilot, an educationist, a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer and
many more. You can join the army after plus two, after graduation, or even after
completing a professional degree.
This book guides you
about how you can join the Army, Navy and the Air Force. It also describes the
nature of work in the armed forces, its plus and minus points, the camaraderie,
the discipline, the salary and perks. Then, too, there is the special military
lifestyle, the games and sports, opportunities for adventure, and the
distinctive atmosphere of mess nights and military bands, honours and awards,
challenges and change. From the day you join till the end of your life you are
looked after, and live a cared-for life as a member of a proud, well-knit
institution. In fact, the Armed Forces offer not only a job and a career but a
whole unique way of life.
Details of direct
entry and university entry schemes
Openings for women
When and how to
join the Army, Navy or the Air Force as a Commissioned Officer
What the training
Nature of the work
in various branches
Pay, perks and
Sources of further
Lieutenant General Gurbir Mansingh was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army in 1952. During his service of thirty-seven years he saw combat experience both in conventional war and counter-insurgency situations and was also employed in United Nationís peace keeping forces.
A graduate both of the Defence Services Staff College as well as the National Defence College he held a variety of technical, command and general staff appointments and retired in 1989 as the Quartermaster General, one of the principal staff officers in Army Headquarters.
He is currently a consultant to the
Times of India, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva).
He has recently co-authored
Remembrances: The French in India which describes french military influence in India.