Indian Army Logo

Indian Army Logo

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The Indian Army is the largest component of India’s armed forces. The Indian Army has more than 1.4 million personnel, making it the second-largest military force in the world and the largest volunteer army.

Meaning and history

Indian Army Logo History

Indian Army is one of the three branches of the Indian Armed Forces, designed to conduct combat operations primarily on land. They are the most numerous and diverse branch of the Indian Armed Forces in terms of weapons and methods of warfare. They are intended to repel enemy aggression in continental theaters of war and protect India’s territorial integrity and national interests.

Indian army is considered one of the largest in the world. India ranks No. 4 on the list of the largest total number of troops in the 2022 World Population Survey. In the top 10 list, India loses only to Vietnam, North Korea, and South Korea.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army is the President of India, and the Chief of Army Staff is its professional leader.

The Indian Army is descended from the armies of the East India Company. Each unit and regiment of the Indian Army has a rich history of participation in several battles, campaigns, and rescue operations around the world.

What is Indian Army?
Indian Army is the name of the main branch of the military forces of the Republic of India, the Indian Armed Forces, which was established in 1895 as the British Indian Army, and modernized to its current state in 1950.

In terms of visual identity, Indian Army is pretty ornate and uses a bright logo, which looks more like a flag from an action movie. Its initial logo, created in the middle of the 19th century, has stayed with the forces for almost a hundred years, and the newest version of the Indian Army badge is also used for decades by now.

1858 — 1947

Indian Army Logo 1858

The original Indian Army badge was executed in a bright blue color palette with white and gold additions. The main element of the badge was the stylized rounded Sun with a silver five-pointed star drawn in its middle. Around the Star, there was a circular sky-blue ribbon with the motto of the force: “Heaven’s Light Our Guide”. The inscription was written in the uppercase of a bold custom font, using white color for its characters. Behind the sun there were two white and gold crossed swords.

1947 — ????

Indian Army Logo 1947

In the middle of the 20th century, Indian Army decided to runredesignits visual identity and added some modern features to the iconic emblem. Now the main element was set in gold, with the two swords crossed under a figurine of three lions. As for the lettering, it was executed in a gradient rainbow palette and set at the bottom line of the logo.

???? — Today

Indian Army Logo

The current version of the Indian Army logo can be seen in two color variations: with a solid red background, or with the solid black one. The graphics on the badge repeat the emblem from the previous version, with the three lions drawn in thin white contours, and set above two crossed swords, executed in the same style. The uppercase lettering is written in bold characters along the solid white rectangular, stretched horizontally across the bottom part of the badge.

Font and color

The bold uppercase lettering from the official logo of the Indian Army is set in a stable modern sans-serif font with geometric contours of the capital characters. The closest fonts to the one, used in this insignia, are, probably, Poster Gothic Round Cond ATF Medium, or Antitled Medium Caps, although with some modifications of the contours.

As for the color palette of the Indian Army’s visual identity, it is based on traditional combinations of red and white, or black and white. The first option shows the power and determination of the forces, while the second one stands for its confidence and professionalism.

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