First in (Indian Defense) Bharat Rakshak

First in Indian Army
* First Commander-in-Chief of Free India: General Sir Roy Bucher.
* First Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India: General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949.
* First Field Marshall of India: S.H.F. Manekshaw.
* First female jawan in the Army: Sapper Shanti Tigga.

First in Indian Navy (Bharatiya Nau Sena)
* First Chief of Naval Staff: Vice Admiral R D Katari.
* India’s First woman Merchant Navy Officer: Sonali Banerjee.

First in Indian Air Force (Bharatiya Vayu Sena)
* First Chief of Air Staff: Air Marshall Sir Thomas Elmhirst.
* First Indian Chief of Staff: Air Marshall Subroto Mukerjee, 1954.
* The first woman Air Vice Marshal: P. Bandopadhyaya.

* The first Indian woman pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF): Harita Kaur Deol on a solo flight in 1994.
First in Indian Coast Guard (Bharatiya Tatrakshak)
* First Coast Guard academy in Kannur.

First in Indian Missiles
* First Indian Missile: Prithvi (Striking range - 250 kms).
* First Medium Range Missile: Agni.

First in Border Security Force (BSF)
* K F Rustomji is the BSF's first Director General.

* K F Rustomji is referred to as the founding father of the BSF.
First in Defense Awards
* First Person to receive Paramvir Chakra: Major Somnath Sharma.

First in Others in Defense
* First Cosmonaut: Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma, 1984.
* First Atomic Submarine of India: INS Chakra.
* India's First Nuclear Centre: Tarapur.

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