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Territorial Army

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: IE

 Context:  The Indian Army is considering converting its logistics and transport units into the Territorial Army (TA) as part of a larger manpower optimization plan. The TA is also recruiting Chinese language interpreters for border personnel meetings and cyber security experts to support the Army.

 The Indian Territorial Army, established in 1949, is an auxiliary military organization of the Indian Army, often requested by ministries and state governments for various roles, including plantation drives, petroleum supply, oil exploration, and protection of critical infrastructure.