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 South Western Command (India)
Garrison/HQ Mathura
Engagements Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh
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:



  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20040306004515/http://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