An Indian Soldier
An Indian soldier is famous for his valor and military brilliance. Indians call him Jawan. A jawan is actually the backbone of the Indian Army.
How he is recruited:
An Indian soldier is recruited by the recruiting offices. They are recruited on the basis of physical fitness and required age and education. The selection is very strict. If he is selected, he is enrolled in one of the arms and service of the army.
There are weapons and services such as the Infantry. Artillery, Engineers, Signalers, Armored Corps, Army Service Corps and so on. After selection, he goes to a training center to get military training.
How he is trained:
At the training centre, he receives basic military training such as drill, physical training and weapons training. They are trained in range practice, bayonet-fighting and handling of explosives such as grenades and mortars.
Here we find the recruit in his gray uniform, heavy black boots, a jungle cap and a rifle hanging over his shoulder. Every day he trains for four hours. Rifle-shooting, firing and throwing grenades, rope climbing, negotiating rope bridges, crawling and bayonet charging from 6.30 am to 11 am.
There are sometimes marches of up to 25 miles, negotiating a rope bridge is walking on a rope whose ends are tied to the branches
two trees. In addition, he learns three bucks, map-reading, current affairs, civics, bayonet training, rifle, light machine-gun, grenade, fieldcraft and jungle training, combat assault courses, physical training, route marches, sports and drills. His training is complete when he takes part in a mock fight.
They are then taken part in a special parade. It is known as Kasam Parade. The recruit takes an oath on his religious book to give his life if necessary to serve the nation and uphold the honor of the nation. After completing this training of six months, the recruit becomes a soldier. He is then posted to a battalion or regiment. Here he took further training.
His service period:
An Indian soldier is enrolled for 7 to 12 years of color service and 8 to 10 years of reserve service. When he is in active service, he gets opportunities for promotion to higher posts.
The Indian soldier is famous for his high moral and high standard of discipline and for his matchless valor and great military brilliance. He is accustomed to life, hardship and discipline. He guards our border. He protects our country.
He protects us from external aggression. He does many social services in peace time. In times of war, he dedicates his life for his country and nation.