Indian Army or भारतीय थलसेना is a land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The primary mission of the Indian Army is to ensure national security and national unity, defending the nation from external aggression and internal threats, and maintaining peace & security within the borders.
The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. The motto of the Indian Army is “Service Before Self”. Indian Army exists with values such as Spirit of Selfless Sacrifice, Valour, Discipline and Integrity.
The Logo of the Indian Army depicts two swords in cross below the National Emblem of India. The National Emblem and swords are in the yellow shade with the background in the shade of red.