Military as a concept is known to all but lesser is known about its origin. Military, as a word, was first used in the year 1582. The term military comes from both French ‘militaire’ or Latin ‘militaris’. Both these foreign terms relate to the concept of a country’s armed force. However, there are things other than the armed forces that makes up a country’s military. This particular article is aimed at tracing the military history of India from past to present.