XV Corps (India)

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XV Corps
Active 1955-Present
Country India
Branch Indian Army
Type Army Corps
Size Corps
Part of Army Northern Command
Garrison/HQ Srinagar
Nickname(s) Chinar Corps
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt General Anil Kumar Bhatt[1]
Notable
commanders
General Bikram Singh
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain
Gen Sundararajan Padmanabhan

XV Corps was first established in 1942, as part of the British Indian Army, during World War II. XV Corps (British India) was first formed from Headquarters Assam and Bengal Presidency District HQ on 30 March 1942, to defend Bengal, under the command of Eastern Army. It was disbanded in 1945.

The Corps was reestablished after India gained independence, as part of the Indian Army. It took part in all of the wars against Pakistan. As of 2004, it is based at Srinagar.

It currently consists of:[citation needed]

List of Commanders[edit]

Name Rank Appointment Date Left Office Unit of Commission References
Krishan Pal Lieutenant General 1999 January 2000 Assam Regiment [2][3]
Vinayak Gopal Patankar 18 April 2002 17 July 2003 Regiment of Artillery [4]
Nirbhay Sharma 18 July 2003 14 June 2005 Parachute Regiment [5]
S S Dhillon 15 June 2005 22 October 2006 The Grenadiers [6]
Amarjeet Singh Sekhon 23 October 2006 23 November 2007 Sikh Light Infantry [7][8]
Mukesh Sabharwal 24 November 2007 2008 Rajput Regiment [9][10]
Bikram Singh General 2008 31 October 2009 Sikh Light Infantry
N C Marwah Lieutenant General 30 November 2009 3 December 2010 Kumaon Regiment [11][12]
Syed Ata Hasnain 4 December 2010 8 June 2012 4 Garhwal Rifles [13][14]
Om Prakash 9 June 2012 9 June 2013 11 Kumaon Regiment [15]
Gurmit Singh 10 June 2013 25 June 2014 [16][17][18]
Subrata Saha 26 June 2014 25 November 2015 Assam Regiment [19]
Satish Dua 26 November 2015 31 October 2016 8 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry [20][21]
Jaswinder Singh Sandhu 1 November 2016 14 December 2017 5 Gorkha Rifles [22]
Anil Kumar Bhatt 15 December 2017 Incumbent Gorkha Rifles [23]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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