December 18, 2015

President's Bodyguard, India

Photograph by Christopher Pillitz, Getty Images

The President’s Bodyguard, the highest ranking unit in the Indian Army, practices horsemanship for its official duties at ceremonial events. Beginning as a handpicked unit of 50 men in 1773, the guard is now comprised of 160 soldiers and 50 support staff. In addition to serving as the Indian president’s ceremonial guard, the President’s Bodyguard is also an elite operational battle unit.

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