I Corps (India)

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For the First World War corps, see I Corps (British India)

I Corps
Active 1965-Present[1]
Country India
Branch Indian Army
Role Strike Corps
Part of Army Central Command
Garrison/HQ Mathura
Engagements Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant General Ashok Bhim Shivane
Notable
commanders
General Nirmal Chander Vij
General Joginder Jaswant Singh
Lt Gen KK Singh
Lt Gen PO Dunn
Indian Army Corps (1947 - Present)
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I Corps, headquartered at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, is a military field formation of the Indian Army, created in 1965. It was still being raised when it was despatched to the front in 1965. It conducted a counteroffensive during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. In the 1971 war against Pakistan, it took part in the Battle of Basantar.

During 1971 at least one source cites the corps composition as:[2]

Today it is a 'Strike Corps' within the Indian Army's South Western Command (Jaipur, Rajasthan).

The I Corps of South Western Command, created in 1965 and headquartered at Mathura, consists of the following 3 army divisions:

Note

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  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20040306004515/www.orbat.com/site/orbats/data/india/armycorps2003.html
  2. ^ National Defense University, Indian I Corps
  3. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20001124/haryana.htm
  4. ^ Globalsecurity.org, 40 Artillery Division, accessed 25 July 2010

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