Military system during British period in India and its impact on post independent IndiaAuthor(s):
Britain's globe empire was supported by the British Indian Army, founded in 1895 from the East India Company's presidency troops. Much has been written about the Indian Army's colonial and worldwide campaigns as a vehicle of imperial power, but less about its transfer from British to Indian authority after the Second World War. While independence meant the transition of the force from imperial rule to civilian oversight by India's new national leadership, the Dominion of India inherited thousands of former colonial soldiers, including two generations of British and Indian officers indoctrinated in military and cultural practises developed in the UK, colonial India, and the British Empire.
This paper examines the British Empire's impact on the Indian Army's narrative, ethos, culture, tactics, and strategies from 1945, when the army began to transition from British to Indian rule, to 1973, when the government of India reinstated the imperial rank of Field Marshal. The Indian Army's first thirty years after independence saw it fight four major wars and see the final departure of white British officers. While it became a truly national army at this period, its history as an arm of imperial authority was contested and eventually evolved into a crucial part of military identity in the post-colonial age. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i3a.967Pages: 54-57 | Views: 27 | Downloads: 10Download Full Article: Click Here
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Priyanka Dixit. Military system during British period in India and its impact on post independent India
. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2023;5(3):54-57. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i3a.967