Composition in the Regiments

According to army history in artillery, the regiments have been classified in the form of caste and culture. Some of the regiments have been divided into the caste system or some in the traditional culture or historical backgrounds. In regiments of artillery, the units have been allotted in the form of Sikhs, Jats, Dogras, Rajputs, Ahirs, Brahmins, Gurkhas, Marathas and SICs (South Indian Classes). There are also two airborne artillery units, 9 (Parachute) Field Regiment and 17 (Parachute) Field Regiment. Most of the artillery units have been affiliated to infantry units. On anniversaries of their raising days, the artillery units invited their affiliated units to join their celebrations.

Units and their Types of equipment in Artillery

In the artillery, the regiments have been divided into different units. They have been classified into Airborne Regiments (9 and 17 Para Regiments) Medium Regiments, Light Regiments, Missile Regiments, Rocket Regiments (inc 1812 Regiment), Field Regiments, and SATA (Surveillance & Target Acquisition) Regiments and Batteries. SATA Batteries and SATA Regiments are the most important units in artillery as they are equipped with UAV Drones and ELM MAST Radar System.

There are three artillery divisions: 40 Artillery Division (Ambala, Haryana)(under Western Command); 41 Artillery Division (Pune, Maharashtra, under Southern Command); and 42 Artillery Division (Alwar, Rajasthan, under South Western Command). Individual regiments include 3 Medium Regiment; 9 (Parachute) Field Regiment; 17 (Parachute) Field Regiment, both Parachute regiments dating to 1947; 34 Field Regiment, 36 Medium Regiment, 37 (Coorg) Field Regiment; 40 Field Regiment “Asal Uttar”; 861, 862, and 863 Regiments with the BrahMos surface-to-surface missile, 861 and 862 being in North and South Rajastan, 1812 Rocket Regiment, and 1841 Light Regiment.BL 10 pounder Mountain Gun crew in action, East Africa, World War ILight Artillery(Mortars)

  • 120 mm E1 Light Mortar

Field Artillery

  • 105mm 105 mm Indian Field GunLight Field Gun
  • 122mm D-30 Howitzer

Medium Artillery

  • 130mm M-46 Field Gun
  • 155mm Haubits FH77/B Howitzer
  • 155mm Dhanush (howitzer)
  • 155mm Sharang Artillery Gun
  • 155mm M777 howitzer
  • 155mm DRDO Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Self-propelled Artillery

  • 105mm FV433 Abbot self-propelled gun
  • 130mm M-46 Catapult self-propelled gun
  • 155mm K9 Vajra

Rocket Artillery

  • 122mm BM-21 Grad Multiple Barrel Rocket Launcher
  • 214mm Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
  • 300mm BM-30 Smerch Multiple Barrel Rocket Launcher – 1812 Rocket Regiment equipped in 2009

Missile Artillery

  • Brahmos Missile System (861 – 864 Missile Regiments)
  • Agni Missile System
  • Prithvi Missile System
  • Prahaar missile
  • Shaurya missile
  • S-400 missile system

Surveillance & Target Acquisition

  • UAV Drones (Heron) System
  • ELM Mast Mobile Radar System
  • WLR (Weapons Locating Radar) System
  • LORROS (Long Range Reconnaissance and Observation Systems)
  • MBFSR (Medium Range Battlefield Surveillance Radar) System
  • Short Range Battle Field Surveillance Radar System