XIV Corps (India)
|Part of||Army Northern Command|
|Lieutenant General P J S Pannu, AVSM,VSM|
|Indian Army Corps (1947 - Present)|
|XII Corps||XV Corps|
It currently consists of:
- 3rd Infantry Division. The division was created in October 1962 in Ladakh. It fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. In 1991 it was part of XV Corps. It is headquartered at Karu, 40 km from Leh. During the Kargil War the division consisted of the 3rd Artillery Brigade (the normally assigned divisional artillery), 70th Infantry Brigade, reassigned from Demchok on the Chinese border, and 102nd Infantry Brigade, both normally assigned to the division.
- 8th Infantry Division. It was raised in 1963 to carry out COIN in Nagaland. Until 1990, it was headquartered at Kohima under III Corps.
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. 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.
- Conboy et al, Elite Forces of India and Pakistan, p.8
- Mandeep S. Bajwa with assistance from Ravi Rikhye, Indian Army – Kargil War 1999, V2.0, March 8, 2006 Archived November 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., accessed July 2010
- Ravi Rikhye and Mandeep Bajwa, www.orbat.com mainpage, 4 August 2010
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