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India is a nation as well as a subcontinent in Asia.
After World War 2, India came under American administration to help the British rule. The US President Truman promised the Indian independence movement leader Gandhi that India would be free. That promise was fulfilled in 1948 with the United Federation of India being formed. It is one of the largest nations in the world, stretching from Iran to Siam, from Afghanistan to the tip of Indochina. It was the main beneficiary of the Bradley plan which gave a great boost to its infrastructure. As such, India began to realise its potential as a great power in the world
In the mid 1960s, India became the fifth nation to detonate an atomic bomb. This led to a shift in geopolitical terms, as Asia began to rise as a power on its own. As a result, Germany and the other European powers tightened the screw on the middle East, Siberia and Africa.
In 1969, India also detonated its first hydrogen bomb, showing the world that it had what it took to be a superpower. As such, the hydrogen club gained one more member.
During the 1970s, India's president decided to look to Space. This led to their satellite, Brahma 1, being launched on November 8, 1973. By 1980, they landed men on the moon, and were among the few nations to get an asteroid from the asteroid belt.
Army - The Indian Army is one of the largest in the world, with over 300 million possible soldiers in a time of war, albeit divided among the separate branches. Their special forces unit, Shadow Tiger, is known to be swift, silent and deadly. Shadow tiger played a key role in the Iraqi Embassy crisis. The Indian Intelligence Agency is under the jurisdiction of the army. The IIA is said to be even more secretive than the mysterious OSS. Some of their deadliest arsenal includes the Hornet attack helicopter which can carry over 30 missiles and an M-61 Vulcan cannon fully capable of deploying depleted uranium rounds and the Gharial tank.
Air Force - The Indian Air Force doctrine is one that operates on the principles of modern warfare. To this end, the S-98 fighter-bomber is capable of fulfilling multiple functions. The IAF is also experimenting with UAVs, which have been successful in recent months.
Navy - The Indian Navy is known to have some of the most advanced cruisers. Their navy consists of eight aircraft carriers, 28 destroyers, 31 cruisers and many more nuclear submarines and frigates.