Command Structure of Indian ArmyFor the benefit of civilian people of India who are generally not well-informed about the command structure of Army, I am hereby providing the preliminary details. For the Editors of ISC, I would like to inform beforehand that this is not classified information and widely available in various Websites.
Command Structure of Indian Army
Section-Consists of 12 soldiers
Platoon-Consists of 4 Sections
Company-Consists of 4 Platoons + Company Reserves (usually 1-2 Sections)
Battalion-Consists of 3-4 Companies + Battalion Reserves (usually 1-2 Platoons) + Artillery resources. It is usually headed by a Colonel who is called the Commanding Officer. A Lt. Colonel. is the 2nd in Command (2IC).
Brigade-Consists of 3-4 Battalions + Brigade Reserves (usually 1-2 Companies) + Artillery resources + Armoured resources (Tank columns). Brigade is headed by a Brigadier (One-star Officer).
Division-Consists of 3-4 Brigades + Divisional Reserves including Infantry Battalions + Artillery Regiments + Armoured Regiments. A Division is headed by a Major General (Two-star Officer).
Corps-Consists of 4-5 Divisions + Corps Reserves including Infantry Brigades +Artillery Field Regiments +Armoured Regiments. A Corps is headed by Lt. General (Three-star Officer).
Area/Command-Operational Areas consists of 3-4 Corps+Command Reserves in the form of full-fledged Divisions. Area is commanded by Area Commander, who holds the rank of Lt. General (Three-star Officer), but is called Area Commander or GoC in C (to differentiate him from Corps Commander). A Corps Commander (Lt. General) reports to Area Commander (very senior Lt. General).
Army Chief-Chief of Army Staff or General (a Four-star Officer) is the overall Chief of the Army. There are HQ reserves under Army HQ in the forms of Divisions.