The first Chief of Army Staff (Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja)
After independence, the Indian faced 4 wars with Pakistan and one with the China. Other chief operations undertaken by the army include Kargil War, Meghdoot Operation – to gain control over Siachen Glacier and Operation Cactus to stop a Military Coup. Indian Army also holds credits to the building of structures in hardest site like Siachen Glacier (where the survival of a being is very difficult and the Border Roads Organization)
So we all should have to solute these brave men. Here we share a little info about Indian army, and about their chief.
|S.No||Unknown Facts of Indian Armed Forces||Details Information|
|1||The Supreme Commander of Armed Forces of India||The President of India|
|2||Total Number of Person serving Indian Armed Forces||13 Lakhs, 3 Largest in World|
|3||From where Indian Defense Importers Arms||Russia, France, Israel, and US|
|4||The Biggest surrender Imposed by Indian armed Forces||During 1971 Indo-Pak Indian Armed Force captured 93000 pak soldiers|
|5||Largest Civilian Rescue||Indian Armed Force Launched Operation Rahat to rescue civilians in Uttarakand|
Indian Army Chief:
In the military the rank of an Indian Army Chief is the highest one. This post is considered as 4 start post. The Indian Army has around 11 lakhs men and women in total and all of them are headed by their chief called Chief of the Army staff. The whole Army is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff called as Indian Army Chief. The Army headquarters is in New Delhi.
Army Chief is a 4 star General and have 8 Lt. Generals, 2 deputy chiefs, a military secretary, An adjutant General, the quartermaster general, the master general of weapons and the engineer in Chief working under him. He the person who have to control the 11 lakh army office at once and make them to go with each other. As India is big country with different religious communities so same in the Indian force. It is hard job to make them one and give complete security to country but Indian Army chief do it with perfectness.
He the person who guide his force at the time emergency. Take important decision regarding army. Keep track about all the decision regarding army. He has to be in several parts of the country being put on alert to avert any terror.
Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja is fist person who is first Indian who become chief in Indian army. Below is little bit about Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja
Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja
After joining Indian army he gave his 34 years to Indian army. During this spam he had posted on different post in India and North Africa. After completing his education from Rajkumar College at Rajkot he joins the Military Academy. He gave his services in World War II, Indo Pakistani War in 1947
Career of Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja in army:
His first posting in Indian army is as a Second Lieutenant at 2nd Royal Lancers in 1922. He became Lieutenant in 14th October1923 and then Captain in 14thJuly1929.After that he get promotional on regular basis and finally reach art the highest position of Indian army i.e. on the pos of Indian army chief
During the Second World War General Maharaj Kumar Shri Rajendrasinhji showed his proficient talent distinctly. After that he is posted in North Africa to fight against Axis force. Because of his best services in North Africa he was awarded with Distinguished Service Order (DSO) .He was first Indian to be honored with this reward from United Kingdom in form of Commonwealth of Nations.
On 14th of January 1953, Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja was appointed as the Chief Commander of Indian Army. Owning to his hard work and seniority in army, Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja was named as commander in chief. Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja served as commander in chief in Indian army until his retirement
General Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja Medals & Decorations
During the world war – II, Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja was the First Indian to be named as the commissioned officer. In the year of 1941, he received India General Service Medal along with prestigious Africa & Burma stars. Because of his immense contribution in army, he has been awarded with George V Silver Jubilee Medal on 1935 and George VI Coronation Medal on 1937. Apart from those during 1948, he received Officer of the Legion of Merit of the USA by US government.
Family life of Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja:
Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja was born on 15June1899 in the Kathiawar region, one of the western states of Gujarat. His life period is from 15June1899 to 1January1964. He belongs to a royal family. He was the third son of his father Devisinhji Jadeja. He gets married with Maya Kunwarba In 1928. The couple became the parents of three children. His Son was married the daughter of Masuda, his youngest daughter was married to HH the Raja Sahib, she was sitting as MP in Lok Sabha and a admired leader in her constituency and in the middle of people.