IX Corps (India)
|Part of||Army Western Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh|
|Nickname(s)||Rising Star Corps|
|Lieutenant General Ashok Ambre|
|Lt Gen AS Jamwal|
|Indian Army Corps (1947 - Present)|
|IV Corps||X Corps|
9 Corps (not IX Corps), also known as Rising Star Corps, was raised in 2005 and is the Indian Army's youngest corps 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. It is a part of Army’s Chandimandir-based Western Command. Its correct name is written as 9 Corps and not IX Corps.
The corps is headed by Lieutenant General Anil Bhalla  who has been transferred as DG Military Operations in January 2012.
It consists of:
- 26th Infantry Division headquartered at Jammu
- 29th Infantry Division headquartered at Pathankot
- 2 Independent Armored Brigade (former 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade)
- 3 Independent Armored Brigade
- 16 Independent Armored Brigade (Dec 1971 placed under 54th Inf Div)
- Globalsecurity.org, 9 Corps
- Renaldi and Rikhye, 2011, p.158
- 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.
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