This is a second line of defense after the Indian Army; Territorial Army in India is not a profession, occupation or a source of employment. It is intended only for those who are already in civil professions MainStay; In fact, paid employment or self-employment in a civil occupation is a precondition for the Territorial Army.
Defense Force India, incorporating the Europeans and Indians in separate sections, the British was formed on October 9, 1917. It was established to free regular troops to garrison duty during World War World. It is divided into British and Indian sections. As the Indian Army of the time, the units of the Indian section consisted mainly of British officers and Indian soldiers. The units of the British section were all British. The Indians were volunteers, but many Europeans were recruited, as the law of India Defense Force 1917 is compulsory military service for all Europeans living permanently in British India (including the princely states) between ages 16 and 50. children between 16 and 18 were only required to undergo training and men over 40 years should serve in their local district, but men between 19 and 40 were forced to work needed throughout the country. Only clerics were exempt.
The Israeli army was generally unpopular among British recruits. He was replaced by the Auxiliary (for European and Eurasian) India and special territorial (for Indians) in 1920.
Modern Territorial Army was inaugurated by the first Indian Governor General of India, C. Rajagopalachari, October 9, 1949, after the army territorial law of independence was approved in 1948. Annual Territorial Army Prime Minister She Day Parade held on October 9.
The Territorial Army originally had more types of units such as armored regiments, infantry battalions, air defense, medical regiments, companies engineers Field Park, signal regiments, workshops Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), batteries shore, Army Service Corps GT Coy, Compo Pl ASC, AMC and field ambulances. In 1972, these units were disbanded or converted into regular army units except infantry battalions either.
Territorial Army units have actively participated in military operations in 1962, 1965 and 1971. “Terriers” also participated in the operation Pawan in Sri Lanka, Operation Rakshak in Punjab and J & K, Operation Bajrang and Operation Rhino in the northeast. departmental units came to the aid of civilian authorities during industrial unrest and natural disasters, be more famous earthquake in Latur (Maharashtra), Garhwal Himalaya and Uttarkashi in the super cyclone in Odisha. Ecological units stopped environmental degradation by man by planting 2.5 million trees over Rs 20 000 hectares of land in the hills Mussoorie and Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Bikaner and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Chambal ravines of Madhya Pradesh.