Applications are invited For Territorial Army Officers

Applications are invited from gainfully employed young men for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers, based on the concept of enabling motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions. You can serve the nation in two capacities – as a civilian and as a soldier. No other option allows you such an expanse of experiences.

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Eligibility Conditions
Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit.
Age: 18 to 42 years as on 30 Jun 2013.
Qualification: Graduate from any recognized university.
Employment: Gainfully Employed in Central Govt / Semi Govt / Pvt Firm / Own business / Self Employed.
NOTE: Serving Employees of Polices / Para Military Forces are not eligible.
Embodiment For Training
One month basic training in the first year of commission.
Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.
Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA Dehradun.
Date Of Territorial Army Written Exam : 18 Aug 2013
Syllabus of Territorial Army 2013:
PART I – Short Essay
PART II – Objective type question on General Awareness:Includes issues related to Political / Economical affairs, International Situation and Sports
Terms and Conditions of Service
Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant.
Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as Regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.
Promotions up to Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
Officers commissioned in TA Infantry may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on requirement.
Selection Procedure of Territorial Army 2013:

  • Civilian Candidates

Candidates whose applications forms are found correct will be called for screening, by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB), at their respective TA Group Headquarters.
Candidates selected by PIB should provide brief BIO-DATA to include details about their employment with monthly income from all sources at the time of documentation immediately after PIB.
Successful candidates will further undergo a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.
NOTE: Candidate who passed written test of PIB are required to bring the following attested documents at the time of interview:
Certified copy of educational qualification certificates, all certificates and mark sheets beyond matric.
Latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor.
Service certificate by candidates employed in Central Govt / Union Territory / State Govt / Semi Govt / Private Sector Authenticated by Head Office.
Self Employed candidates or having own Business are required to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper value of Rs. 10/- duly attested by the Deputy Commissioner of the District / Gazetted Officer / Commissioned Officer stating nature of self-employment and income earned annually with the attested photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return filed by the applicant along with photocopy of the PAN Card.
Incomplete application will be rejected without intimation

  • For Ex Service Officers Only

Ex Service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application alongwith enclosures as mentioned in application form direct to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), ‘L’ Block, New Delhi-01.
The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board (ASB) held at Addl Dte Gen TA, GS Branch, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board at New Delhi for successful candidates.

Important Dates
Form completed in all respects will be accepted till 30 Jun, 2013 at respective locations as mentioned above.
For more details about TA visit us at www.indianarmy.gov.in and download APPLICATION FORM.

Indian Army Future Soilder — F-INSAS

F-INSAS is India’s program to equip its Infantry with state-of-the-art equipment. F-INSAS

means Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System.

F-INSAS has been taken up to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. This program is similar to the future soldier programs of other nations. F-INSAS includes a fully networked all-terrain, all-weather personal-equipment platform, enhanced firepower and mobility for the digitalised battlefield of the future. The weight carried by soldiers will need to be reduced by at least 50%.
The fully integrated Infantry of tomorrow will be equipped with mission-oriented equipment integrated with his buddy soldier team, the sub-unit, as also the overall C4I2 (Command, Control, Communications Computers, Information and Intelligence) system.

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F-INSAS equipment

The intention is to equip the soldier  to ensure a dramatic increase in their lethality, survivability and mobility while making the soldier “a self-contained fighting machine”.

Helmet and visor
The bullet proof helmet is an integrated assembly equipped with helmet mounted flash light, thermal sensors & night vision device,Digital Compass, video cameras, computer and nuclear, chemical and biological sensors, with audio headsets. The visor is intended to be integrated and to act as a heads-up display monitor equivalent to two 17-inch computer monitors.

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Clothing
The personal clothing of this soldier of the future would be lightweight with a bullet-proof jacket. The futuristic jacket would be waterproofed yet breathable. The new attire will enable the troops to carry extra load and resist impact of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare. Uniform will also carry solar chargers for charging palmtop and other attached electronic equipment. It will contain external oxygen supply and respirator providing protection against gas and smoke and will include flame retardant carbonised viscose undergarments, fire proof knee and elbow pads, bullet-proof armoured waistcoat designed to stop a round, ceramic armour plates covering the front, back and groin and an armoured helmet capable of stopping a 9mm round at close range. The new uniform will have vests with sensors to monitor the soldier’s health parameters and provide quick medical relief & a shoes with mine detection sensors.
Weapons
The weapons sub-system is built around a multi calibre individual weapon system with the fourth calibre attached to a grenade launcher. These include a 5.56 mm, a 7.62 mm and a new 6.8 mm under development for the first time in India. The UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) will be capable of launching air bursting grenade. The sub-system includes a thermal weapon sight and laser range finder to provide the soldier with range and direction information. The Global Positioning System (GPS) location information will allow the soldier to call for indirect fire accurately. There are two types of next generation infantry rifle under development in cooperation with Israel. In this context, news sources report that the Indian MoD has recently issued a global tender for the acquisition of new assault rifles and CQB carbines (Close Quarters Battle).
Accessories
The soldier will be equipped with a Palmtop GPS navigation device to be able to communicate with other soldiers and locate or generate maps to find location, and will be aware of the battlefield. The palmtop will inform soldiers where other friendlies are in relation to them. It will also enable them to transfer messages. Terrain equipment gears for various specific mission will also be carried.
Thermal imaging, sensors and night vision equipment, currently deployed in weapon systems such as artillery and main battle tanks, will be customized to make them portable for soldiers to carry in the battle ground. Defense advanced GPS receivers, infrared sensors, thermal sensors, electromagnetic sensors and radio frequency sensors would also be carried.

Indigenisation of program

With the intent to retain its strategic autonomy, self-reliance and indigenisation of the program is being emphasized. Most of the equipment is being Indigenous developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) independently, as the prime developer and the system integrator, as well as with private partnership. Tata Advanced Systems, Rolta and Thales Ltd are among the private partners to be associated. Out of five major technologies for the futuristic soldiers, the following two have been developed by the DRDO.
1. Design and development of a multi-calibre individual weapon system.
2. Design and development of air bursting grenade for individual weapon.

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Article taken from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-INSAS)

Future developments of INDIAN ARMY

  • Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS) is the Indian Army’s principal modernization program from 2012 to 2020.F-INSAS 2 In the first phase, to be completed by 2012, the infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon systems that will have multi-functions. The Indian Army intends to modernize all of its 465 infantry and paramilitary battalions by 2020 with this program.
  • India is currently re-organizing its mechanised forces to achieve strategic mobility and high-volume firepower for rapid thrusts into enemy territory. India proposes to progressively induct as many as 248 Arjun MBT and develop and induct the Arjun MKII variant, 1,657 Russian-origin T-90S main-battle tanks (MBTs), apart from the ongoing upgrade of its T-72 fleet. The Army recently placed an order for 4,100 French-origin Milan-2T anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Defence ministry sources said the Rs 592-crore (approximately US$120 million) order was cleared after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with the government finally fast-tracking several military procurement plans.
  • The Army gained the Cabinet Committee on Security’s approval to raise two new infantry mountain divisions (with around 15,000 combat soldiers each), and an artillery brigade in 2008. These divisions were likely to be armed with ultralight howitzers. In July 2009, it was reported that the Army was advocating a new artillery division, said defence ministry sources. The proposed artillery division, under the Kolkata-based Eastern Command, was to have three brigades—two of 155mm howitzers and one of the Russian “Smerch” and indigenous “Pinaka” multiple-launch rocket systems.
  • The Indian Army plans to develop and induct a 155mm indigenous artillery gun within the next three and a half years.
Tanks and Armoured vehicles
  • 300px-Arjun_MBT_bump_track_testArjun MBT Mk. 2 – Trials started 2011. Production By 2014.
  • FMBT – The FMBT will be a lighter tank of 50 tons. At conceptual stage. Army is planning to shelve it in favour of further development of Arjun MBT.
  • FICV – Future Infantry Combat Vehicle program of DRDO. It is
    supposed to replace Indian Army’s current regiment of BMP-2 infantry combat vehicle. Russia has offered to sell the BMP-3 to India if they cancel the program.
  • Kroton – Possible sale of 80 mine laying vehicles from Poland.
  • Light Tank – 300 tanks (200 tracked 100 wheeled) to be deployed on china border.
Missiles
  • Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
    • Agni-V – 5,000 km-6,000 km, Successfully Tested by DRDO On 19 April 2012 at 08.05 am IST.
    • Agni-VI – 6000-10,000 km range with MIRVed warheads. Currently in planning stage.
  • Cruise Missiles
    • Nirbhay Missile
    • BrahMos Mk 2 missiles
  • Tactical Ballistic Missiles
    • Prahaar (missile) – With a range of 150 km.
    • Shaurya (missile) – It has a range of between 750 to 1900 km.
  • Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
    • Nag Anti-tank guided missile
    • HELINA – Air launched variant of nag Anti-tank missile
  • Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program – The Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program is an initiative to develop and deploy a multi-layered ballistic missile defence system to protect India from ballistic missile attacks.
Vehicles
  • Mahindra Axe – Light utility vehicle to be purchased.
  • 3,000 Light Support Vehicles at a cost of Rs. 1,500 crore.
Artillery
  • Under the Field Artillery Rationalization Plan, Indian Army plans to procure 3000 to 4000 155 mm Towed, Mounted, Wheeled and Tracked Artillery Systems. The requirement for artillery guns to be met with indigenous development and production.
Small Arms
  • Modern Sub Machine Carbine – The Modern Sub Machine Carbine (MSMC) is the latest combined venture of ARDE & OFB, developed for the Indian Army on a platform of experiences from the INSAS rifle.
  • RFI’s issued for assault rifles, carbines, pump-action shotguns, sniper rifles, anti-material rifles, general purpose machine guns and heavy machine guns.
Army Aviation
  • Procurement process for 197 light utility helicopters (LUH) is ongoing of which 64 will be inducted in the Army Aviation to replace the Cheetak and Cheetah Helicopters.
  • HAL Light Observation Helicopter (LOH) or Light Utility helicopter (LUH) – Requirement for 384 helicopters including for army and air force.
  • HAL has obtained a firm order to deliver 114 HAL Light Combat Helicopters to the Indian Army.
  • Rustom-1 UAV