New Delhi: India has the third largest army in the world after China and the United States.
It has battle weapons like the Heckler & Koch MP5 sub machine guns, AK-47, Glock 17 9 mm pistols, ballistic missiles and even nuclear warheads.
The highest military designation is that of the Field Marshal. But this is a largely ceremonial designation that has so far only been held by the Late General KM Cariappa and the Late Gen Maneskshaw.
The central command of the Indian army lies in the hands of the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.