The Indian Territorial Army launched today: 9th October, 1949
Territorial Army This Army was originally raised by the British through the Indian Territorial Act of 1920. The Territorial Army was officially inaugurated after Independence on 9 October 1949 by the first Indian governor general, C. Rajagopalachari.
The Territorial Army consists of volunteers who receive limited military training so that their services can be utilised in the event of an emergency that includes defence of the country.
Before 1947 the Indian Territorial Army had two wings the Auxiliary Force for Europeans and Anglo-Indians, and the Indian Territorial Force for Indian volunteers. 5SBCrac
Territorial Army units played an active role in the 1962 India-China war, as well as in the 1965 and 1971 conflicts with Pakistan.
40,000 first-line troops, and another estimated 1.5 lakh second- line troops are currently present in the lerritorial Army currently.
Infantry training in the Territorial Army is based on urban and provincial systems. Urban systems include recruit and annual training In Post Commission Training, officers have to undergo ten weeks' training within two years of being commissionec