IX Corps (India)

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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(s) Rising Star Corps
Anniversaries September 1
Lieutenant General Ashok Ambre
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 September 1st 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.