3 Different Salutes Of Indian Armed Forces

Different salutes of Indian Armed Forces 


A salute is a gesture of respect and trust among soldiers which encourages a pride in their ever-shining uniforms while at the same time elevates them in their own eyes by reminding them all of that is implied by the profession and its traditions of chivalry and courtesy.


1. Indian Army - Open palm facing the person in front 

In Indian Army, a salute is executed by a open palm gesture with the weapon hand, with fingers and thumb together and the middle finger almost touching the hatband or the eyebrow. It not only establishes trust among the personnel but also proves that the person saluting has no bad intentions and no weapons hidden up anywhere.


2. 2. Indian Navy - Open palm facing the ground 

In Indian Navy, a salute is executed with the palm facing the ground at a 90 degree angle to the forehead. Basically, the reason behind this is to hide the hands of sailors that get dirty due to oil or grease stains while working on the ship.


3.Indian AirForce : Open Palm at 45degree angle to the ground :


 This new salute involves the palm at a 45-degree angle to the ground and the right arm being sharply raised from the front by the shortest possible way. It is a  mid way salute between Army & Navy and was standardised to make it more convenient.