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For the First World War corps, see I Corps (British India)

I Corps
Active1965-Present[1]
Country India
Branch Indian Army
RoleStrike Corps
Part ofSouth Western Command (India)
Garrison/HQMathura
EngagementsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant General Amardeep Singh Bhinder
Notable
commanders
General Nirmal Chander Vij
General Joginder Jaswant Singh
General Vishwa Nath Sharma
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:

Note

List of commandersEdit

Name Rank Appointment Date Left Office Unit of Commission References
Shokin Chauhan Lieutenant General 11th Gorkha Rifles
Ranbir Singh 30 November 2016 29 December 2017 Dogra Regiment
Taranjit Singh 29 December 2017 65 Armoured Regiment [4]
Amardeep Singh Bhinder 25 January 2019 Incumbent Deccan Horse [5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20040306004515/http://www.orbat.com/site/orbats/data/india/armycorps2003.html
  2. ^ National Defense University, Indian I Corps Archived 2008-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20001124/haryana.htm
  4. ^ https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/lt-general-taranjit-singh-assumes-command-of-strike-1201712292004010005/
  5. ^ https://www.business-standard.com https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/amardeep-bhinder-takes-command-of-strike-one-corps-mathura-119013101186_1.html. Retrieved 2019-04-05. Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help)

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