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9 Corps
Active 2005–present
Country India
Branch Indian Army
Type Army Corps
Size Corps
Part of Army Western Command
Garrison/HQ Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Nickname Rising Star Corps
Anniversaries September 1
Lieutenant General Anil Bhalla
Lt Gen AS Jamwal
Indian Army Corps (1947 - Present)
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9 Corps (not IX Corps), also known as Rising Star Corps, was raised in 2005 and is the Indian Army's youngest corps[1] It is based at Yol cantonment in Kangra Valley, 10 kilometres (6 mi) southeast of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. It was raised on 1 September 2005 by splitting the southern formations of Nagrota-based XVI ‘White Knight’ Corps of the Udhampur-based Northern Command.[2] It is a part of Army’s Chandimandir-based Western Command.[3] Its correct name is written as 9 Corps and not IX Corps.

The corps is headed by Lieutenant General Anil Bhalla [4] who has been transferred as DG Military Operations in January 2012.

It consists of:[5]



  • Richard A. Renaldi and Ravi Rikhe, 'Indian Army Order of Battle,' Orbat.com for Tiger Lily Books: A division of General Data LLC, ISBN 978-0-9820541-7-8, 2011.