by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

5

DispatchFactbookMilitary

by The West Indian Republic of Indusians. . 69 reads.

West Indian Armed Forces

The West Indian Armed Forces (WIRAF) are the military forces of the West Indian Republic. It consists of four professional uniformed services: the West Indian ArmyWest Indian Navy, West Indian Air Force and West Indian Marines. Additionally, the West Indian Armed Forces are supported by the West Indian Coast Guard and Paramilitaries Organisations and various inter-service commands and institutions. The President of West India is the Supreme Commander of the West Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Government of West India. With more then 3 Million Active Personnels, West Indian Armed Forces are one of the Largest Armed Forces in the world.

Before Unification of Indusians and Madhyarashtra on 13th March 2021, both nations Armed Forces Engaged in several wars and even against Each other, both have a rich history of combat and tradition. West India is also a member of Indian Ocean Treaty Organisation which is based around the Indian Ocean. West India Mainly makes its own Weapons and equipment but have imported quite a few weapons from foreign nations, mainly from IOTO.

Current

Overview

The headquarters of the West Indian Armed Forces is in Indore, the capital city of West India. The President of West India serves as the formal Supreme Commander of the West Indian Armed Forces, while actual control lies with the executive headed by the Prime Minister of India. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the ministry charged with the responsibilities of countering insurgency and ensuring external security of West India. Each Branch is lead by a Military Commander, Army is lead by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Navy is lead by Chief of Naval Staff(CNS), Air Force is lead by Chief of Air Staff (CAS) and Marines is lead by Chief of Marines Staff (CMS).

The West Indian armed force are split into different groups based on their region of operation. All Branches have a Unified Threater Command led by a General Rank of Any Branch, Currently there are 2 Threater Commands in the country while it also have the Strategic Forces Command which is responsible for the Nuclear Arsenal. The lack of an overall supereme military commander has helped keep the Indian Armed Forces under civilian control, and has prevented the rise of military dictatorships, currently only the Chief of Defense Staff is the Overall sole Military Commander of the Armed Forces who reports to the President and Cabinet.

The Armed Forces have four main tasks;

• To assert the territorial integrity of West India.

• To defend the country if attacked by a foreign nation.

• To support the civil community in case of disasters (e.g. flooding).

• To Support its allies during a conflict.

Personnels

West Indian Armed Forces have more then 3 Million Personnels of which almost 60% come from former Indusian Regions, the Armed Forces still retain personnels from the Madhyarastran and Indusian Armed Forces when they were merged.

Recruitment and Training

The vast majority of soldiers in West Indian Army are enlisted personnel, called by the Army as Soldier, general duty. These soldiers are recruited at different recruitment rallies across the country. At these rallies, Army recruiters look at candidates from surrounding districts and examine their fitness for the Army. Candidates for Soldier, general duty must have Class 10 Leaving Certificate and in the range of 17 to 21 years. The Army also does online applications to appear at recruitment rallies. Requirements for technical roles, like nurses, artillery, Missile Defense have more stringent educational requirements. The least restrictive job in Army is House Keeper and Cleaner, for which candidates only have to be 8th pass.

At the rally, prospective soldiers are evaluated for height, weight, vision and hearing, and physical fitness. Fitness tests include a 1.6 km Run, Pull Ups, jumping a 9 Feet ditch, and doing a zig zag balance test. After recruitment rally, accepted candidates go to Basic Training.

The West Indian Armed Forces have set up numerous military academies across West India for training personnel. Military schools, Sainik Schools, and the Rashtriya Military College were founded to broaden the recruitment base of the Defence Forces. The three branches of the West Indian Armed Forces jointly operate several institutions such as: the National Defence Academy (NDA), the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), the National Defence College (NDC) and the College of Defence Management (CDM) for training its officers. The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) at Pune is responsible for providing the entire pool of medical staff to the Armed Forces by giving them in-service training.

Officer recruitment is through many military-related academies. Besides the tri-service National Defence Academy, Pune, the three services have their own training institutes for this purpose which includes: West Indian Military Academy, Hisar, West Indian Naval Academy, Mumbai and West Indian Air Academy, Udaipur, Officers Training Academy, Sagar and Kota, Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School Jabalpur, College of Military Enginnering, Pune. WIRAF also trains in other friendly nations and friendly nations personnels also come to WIR to Train.

Overseas bases and relations

WIRAF have access to all IOTO Bases and also have IOTO bases like in Mumbai.

Equivalent ranks of West Indian military

West Indian Army/West Indian Marines

Commissioned Ranks

Field marshal

General

Lieutenant general

Major general

Brigadier

Colonel

Lieutenant colonel

Major

Captain

Lieutenant

Junior Commissioned Ranks

Subedar major (Risaldar major in cavalry and armoured regiments)

Subedar (Risaldar in cavalry and armoured regiments)

Naib subedar (Naib risaldar in cavalry and armoured regiments.)

Non-Commissioned Ranks

Havildar

Naik

Lance naik

Sepoy

West Indian Navy

Commissioned Ranks

Admiral of
the fleet

Admiral

Vice admiral

Rear admiral

Commodore

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant commander

Lieutenant

Sub lieutenant

Junior Commissioned Ranks

Master chief
petty officer
1st class

Master chief
petty officer
2nd class

Chief
petty officer

Non-Commissioned Ranks

Petty officer

Leading seaman

Seaman 1

Seaman 2

West Indian Air Force

Commissioned Ranks

Marshal of
the Indian Air Force

Air chief marshal

Air marshal

Air vice marshal

Air commodore

Group captain

Wing commander

Squadron leader

Flight lieutenant

Flying officer

Junior Commissioned Ranks

Master warrant officer

Warrant officer

Junior warrant officer

Non-Commissioned Ranks

Sergeant

Corporal

Leading aircraftsman

Aircraftsman

The highest wartime gallantry award given by the Military of West India is the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), followed by the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) and the Vir Chakra (VrC). Its peacetime equivalent is the Ashoka Chakra Award. The highest decoration for meritorious service is the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.

West Indian Army

Main Article: West Indian Army

The West Indian Army is a voluntary service, the military draft having never been imposed in West India but implemented before by Indusia and Madhyarastra. It is one of the largest standing armies in the world. The force is headed by the Chief of Army Staff of the West Indian Army. The highest rank in the West Indian Army is Field Marshal, but it is a largely ceremonial rank and appointments are made by the President of West India, on the advice of the Union Cabinet of Ministers, only in exceptional circumstances.

The army has rich combat experience in diverse terrains, due to West India's varied geography, and also has a distinguished history of serving in IOTO operations. Initially, the army's main objective was to defend the nation's frontiers. However, over the years, the army has also taken up the responsibility of providing internal security, especially in the once insurgent-hit Pathankot and also help its allies overseas. Through its large, sustained troop commitments West India has been praised for taking part in difficult operations for prolonged periods.

Doctrine, corps, field force

The current combat doctrine of the West Indian Army is based on effectively utilising Battalion sized holding formations and strike formations. In the case of an attack, the holding formations would contain the enemy, and strike formations would counter-attack to neutralise enemy forces. In the case of an West Indian attack, the holding formations would pin enemy forces down whilst the strike formations attack at a point of India's choosing. The army is also looking at enhancing its special forces capabilities. With the role of West India increasing, and the need to protect India's interests on far-off shores becoming important, the West Indian Army and West Indian Navy jointly set up the West Indian Marines.

The Army Field Force Consists of 6 Armoured Divisions, 11 Mountain Divisions, 1 Mechanized Division, 5 Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Divisions (RAPID) and 43 Infantry Divisions which form 11 Corps.

Mountain Corps

West Indian Mountain Units are meant to fight the enemy in mountainous terrain and expertise in High Altitude Warfare and have very light weight arms and a strong logistical arm.

Army Aviation Corps

The Army Aviation Corps is another vital part of the West Indian Army, it provides Logistical, Transportation, Reconnaissance and Close Air Support to the Ground Forces, it operates several helicopters to provide support to the Army and other branches if needed.

Mechanized Forces

West India is re-organising its mechanised forces to achieve strategic mobility and high-volume firepower for rapid thrusts into enemy territory.

West India Operates Thousands Main Battle Tanks and hundreds of Light Tanks

It also operates a large amount of Armored Fighting Vehicles. All Vehicles have APS which gives WIA Mechanized Forces a great advantage.

Artillery

West Indian Regiment of Artillery operates several Towed, Trucks mounted and Self Propelled Artillery which are tue backbone of fire support for WIA. WIA also operates several MLRs to provide even more support and also have a large stockpile of Surface to Surface Missiles.

Infantry

Infantry is the Backbone of WIA, WIA Infantry is well known and Carriers some of the best gear available, in any fight Infantry leads the way and the ability to engage targets upto a kilometre with that fire control system optics.

Others

WIA have several types of Corps to help WIA fight effectively and support its allies when they are needed the most

West Indian Navy

Main Article: West Indian Navy

The West Indian Navy is the naval branch of the West Indian armed forces. The WIN is one of the Largest Navies in the world and a Blue Water Navy. The Navy's history mainly comes from Madhyarastra who owned a large Coast Line. The Navy have the most experienced Special Force in the Armed Forces called MARCOS.

Surface Fleet and doctrine

WIN have a very large Surface Fleet which is mainly is made to face face enemy head on with superior firepower. WIN Operates several Aircraft Carriers, Amphibious Assault Ships, Destroyers, Landing Crafts, Landing Ship Tanks, Frigates, Corvettes and several Support Ships.

Submarines

WIN have a relatively small but a capable Submarine Force who's main objectives are to defend West Indian Coastline and Engage Enemy Trade and hunt down lone Ships.

Weapons

WIN Operates several Weapon Systems like Cruise Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, CIWS, etc which gives Ships a great Defence and Offensive Capabilities. The Ships also have the Cooperative Engagement Capability.

Naval Air Arm

WIN have a large Air Arm which have several Maritme Aircrafts, Fighter Jets ans Helicopters which allow it to project power beyond South Asia.

Sattelites

The West Indian Navy is the user of the multi-band, home-built communication spacecraft, which is operational. It's Sattelites are providing UHF, S-band, C-band and Ku-band relay capacity. Their Ku-band capacity provide high-density data transmission facility both for voice and video. These satellites has been provided with additional power to communicate with smaller and mobile (not necessarily land-based) terminals. These dedicated satellites provide the West Indian navy with an approximately 3,500–4,000 kilometres (2,200–2,500 mi) footprint and enables real-time networking of all its operational assets in the water (and land). It also helps the navy to operate in a network-centric atmosphere.

West Indian Air Force

Main Article: West Indian Air Force

The West Indian Air Force is the air arm of the West Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure West Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict. The West Indian Air Force plays a crucial role in securing Indian airspace and also in West India's power projection. Therefore, modernising and expanding the West Indian Air Force is a top priority. Over the years, the WIAF has grown from a tactical force to one with global reach. The strategic reach emerges from induction of Force Multipliers like Flight Refuelling Aircraft (FRA), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and credible strategic lift capabilities.

Aircrafts

WIAF Operates a wide range of 4th and 5th Generation Aircraft while it's working on a 6th Generation Aircrafts, Tejas Mark 3 is projected to be the Main Fighter Jet of the WIAF. WIAF also have a large Transport Fleet which allows it to quickly deploy its assets in a short time.

Network-centric warfare

The WIAF made progress towards becoming a truly network-centric air force with the integration of Air Force Network (AFNET), a reliable and robust digital information grid that enables accurate and faster response to enemy threats. The modern, state-of-the-art AFNET is a fully secure communication network, providing WIAF a critical link among its command and control centre, sensors such as the Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems, and attack platforms such as fighter aircraft and missile launchers. Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS), an automated command and control system for Air Defence (AD) operations will ride the AFNet backbone integrating all ground-based and airborne sensors, AD weapon systems and C2 nodes. Subsequent integration with other services networks and civil radars will provide an integrated Air Situation Picture to operators to carry out Air Defence role. AFNet will prove to be an effective force multiplier for intelligence analysis, mission planning and control, post-mission feedback and related activities like maintenance, logistics and administration. A comprehensive design with multi-layer security precautions for "Defence in Depth" have been planned by incorporating encryption technologies, Intrusion Prevention Systems to ensure the resistance of the IT system against information manipulation and eavesdropping.

West Indian Marines

Main Article: West Indian Marines

West Indian Marines are a new Branch made by the Army and the Navy. Marines are mainly independent from other branches as they have their own Air Wings and Some ships but still rely on the Navy. The Marines have 8 Divisions and several Fighter Jets and Helicopters to support them during Landing. West Indian Marines were made in mind as a Expeditionary Force, meant to strike countries far away and establish a foothold for other branches to come in.

RawReport