The Indian Armed Forces are intimately linked to Indian society. Their role in national integration is a fascinating inquiry. The book traces the historic evolution of the Indian Armed Forces and
then relates it to the extant composition and regimental system of the Indian Army.
This sociological study of the military includes insights into the inherent strengths of the army. It explores and explains the central ideas and motivations for a battle-tested military and combat effectiveness. It shows that 'class' based units have an important
role to play. This book will add an important perspective to the limited literature on core issues of democratisation, citizenship and military effectiveness.
Author: PK Gautam