Indian Armed Forces Training Institutes of India

Indian Armed Forces Training Institutes of India


Indian Armed Forces Training Institutes of India

Defence Knowledge plays a vital role in your defence exam as well as in SSB Interview. As a defence aspirant, you should be aware of everything about the army after you have applied to the Indian Armed Forces. In this article, we will provide you with information regarding the defence training institutions of India.  The defence policy of India aims at promoting and sustaining durable peace in the sub-continent and equipping the defence forces adequately. Indian Armed Forces are divided into three services i.e. Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. The three services functions under their respective Chiefs of staff.

Important Defence Training Institutes of India

Indian Army

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and its professional head is the Chief of Army Staff, who is a four-star general.

The chief institutions training Indian Army officers are:

Training InstitutePlace
National Defence  AcademyKhadakwasla, (near Pune)
National Defence CollegeNew Delhi
College of Defence ManagementSecunderabad (A.P)
College of Military EngineeringPune
Rashtriya Indian Military CollegeDehradun
Armed Forces Medical CollegePune
Officer's Training AcademyChennai
High Altitude Warfare School Gulmarg (J&K)
Counter Insurgency and Jungle warfare SchoolVairengte (Mizoram)
Infantry SchoolsMhow and Belgaum
Armoured Corp Centre and SchoolAhmednagar (MH)
School of ArtilleryDeolali (MH)

Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict.

The Indian Air Force has a Training Command and several training establishments. While technical and other support staff are trained at the various Ground Training Schools, the pilots are trained at the Air Force Academy located at Dundigal, near Hyderabad, Telangana.

Training InstitutePlace
Air Force SchoolSambra (Belgaum)
Flying Instructors' SchoolTambaram
Helicopter Training SchoolAvadi
College of Air WarfareSecunderabad
Air Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore
Air Force AcademyHyderabad
Air Force Technical CollegeJalahalli (Bangalore)
Elementary Flying SchoolBidar (Karnataka)
Paratroopers Training School Agra
Institute of Aviation MedicineBangalore

Indian Navy

The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.

The Indian Navy has numerous training establishments at various places. The Indian Naval Academy is presently located in Ezhimala, near Kannur in Kerala State.

Training InstitutePlace
INS ChilkaBhubaneshwar
INS HansaGoa
Navy Shipwright SchoolVisakhapatnam
INS SatavahanaVisakhapatnam
INS GarudaKochi
INS ShivajiLonavala
INS ValsuraJamnagar (Gujrat)
INS HamlaMumbai
INS KunjaiMumbai
INS AshwiniMumbai
INS AgraniCoimbatore
Naval AcademyEzhimala (Kerala)

Indian Coast Guard

As of now, Indian Coast Guard Navik (sailors) Cadets are trained at INS Chilka and other naval establishments. Officer cadets are currently trained at Indian Naval Academy. In coming years, the new Indian Coast Guard Academy is coming up at Mangalore.
  • Indian Coast Guard Academy - Mangalore (Upcoming)
  • Coast Guard Flying Training Squadron - Daman and Helicopter Training School INS Rajali, jointly trained with Indian Navy helicopter pilot cadre - Arakkonam

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