The President is the titular Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. He is responsible for national defense rests with the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister, the Cabinet's Committee on Political Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, formulates the main foreign and defense policy guidelines. The Ministry of Defense in the central regulating body for the policy decisions on all matters relating to the defense of the country.
The total active manpower of the Indian Army is around 1,210,000 soldiers, there is no conscription.
The Land Forces of the Indian Army is around 980,000 soldiers, plus 300,000 first-line and 500,000 second line reserves and 40,000 Territorial Army.