Could anyone( I see lot of defense personnel here and who are experts) tell us about physical strength of our armymen? I mean we have some benchmark for tests passing which , a candidate joins army. So what are these benchmarks? How do they compare with rest of world? Does time given for our candidates to complete their run on par with US and China? What is physical standard of our armymen, do they meet with US and China? It is said that Indians are brave and tough fighters but do not have strong physique and are shorter. Is it true? Does our army suffer from lack of men who have great physique. Will be extremely grateful if someone could throw light on parameters of physical training( along with US and China parameters). Please understand that I am complete novice so far as training is concerned.