XIV Corps (India)

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XIV Corps
Active 1999-Present
Country India
Branch Indian Army
Type Army Corps
Part of Army Northern Command
Garrison/HQ Leh
Anniversaries September 1
Commanders
Current
commander
Major General Raymond Joseph Noronha
Indian Army Corps (1947 - Present)
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XII Corps XV Corps

XIV Corps is a corps of the Indian Army. It is a part of the Army’s Udhampur-based Northern Command. It was raised after the Kargil War, in 1999, to control troops in Ladakh.[1]

It currently consists of:[citation needed]

It was raised in 1962 even as the disastrous war was underway, from elements of HQ Nagaland and kept as an Eastern Command reserve, even though it almost always remained on CI duty.[4] after near 30 years in Eastern, the division left the theatre two decades ago for Kashmir and never returned. While on CI duty, the division was pulled out and sent to fight Pakistani infiltrators in the Matayan-Dras sectors. Then when HQ XIV Corps was raised, it took over 8 Division.

It is headquartered at Kumbathang, 28 km from Kargil. During the Kargil War it consisted of 56th Mountain Brigade, usually stationed at Matayan, 79th Mountain Brigade, usually stationed at Dras, and 192nd Mountain Brigade.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://forum.pakistanidefence.com/lofiversion/index.php/t7640.html
  2. ^ a b Conboy et al, Elite Forces of India and Pakistan, p.8
  3. ^ a b Mandeep S. Bajwa with assistance from Ravi Rikhye, Indian Army - Kargil War 1999, V2.0, March 8, 2006, accessed July 2010
  4. ^ Ravi Rikhye and Mandeep Bajwa, www.orbat.com mainpage, 4 August 2010