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The V Corps, also known as Victory Corps, is a field corps of Pakistan Army assigned in Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan. The V Corps is the only corps that is stationed in the Sindh Province, while the II Strike Corps and the IV Corps are both stationed in Punjab Province. It is headquartered in Karachi. Currently, the corp is being commanded by Lieutenant-General Humayun Aziz.[2]

V Corps
Flag of Pakistan's V Corps.gif
Active1975 - Present
Country Pakistan
Allegiance Pakistan Army
BranchActive Duty
TypeArmy Corps
RoleCombined arms formation
Tactical headquarters element
Size50,000 approximately (though this may vary as units are rotated)
Part ofSouthern Military Command of Pakistan Army
HQ/Command Control HeadquarterKarachi, Sindh Province
Nickname(s)Sindh Corps
The V Corps
Karachi Corps[1]
Colors IdentificationRed, White and Gold
            
EngagementsOperation Blue Fox
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Balochistan conflict
DecorationsMilitary Decorations of Pakistan Military
Commanders
Corps CommanderLt Gen Humayun Aziz
Notable
commanders
Gen Ahsan Saleem Hyat
Gen Asif Nawaz
Lt Gen Arif Bangash
Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam
Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar

HistoryEdit

The Corps was raised in 1975 to command Pakistani units in the entire of Sindh and some parts of southern Punjab and eastern Balochistan. The corps was heavily used in the Sindh anti-dacoity operations in the rural Sindh and the anti-terrorism operations in the urban Sindh during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. The Corps played an important role in 1999 coup d'état led by Chief of Army Staff and Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Pervez Musharraf. The coup removed the democratically elected government of Prime minister Nawaz Shariff in 1999.

List of corps commandersEdit

# Name Start of tenure End of tenure
1 Lt Gen Mohammad Akbar Khan 1974 March 1976
2 Lt Gen Jehanzeb Arbab March 1976 January 1978
3 Lt Gen Iqbal Khan January 1978 September 1978
4 Lt Gen Sadiq-ul Rashid Mohammad Abbasi September 1978 March 1980
5 Lt Gen Ahmad Jamal Khan March 1980 March 1984
6 Lt Gen Ahmad Shamim Khan March 1984 March 1988
7 Lt Gen Asif Nawaz March 1988 March 1991
8 Lt Gen Arif Bangash March 1991 1992
9 Lt Gen Naseer Akhtar Arain 1992 1994
10 Lt Gen Lehrasab Khan 1994 May 1997
11 Lt Gen Afzal Janjua May 1997 October 1998
12 Lt Gen Muzaffar Ali Usmani October 1998 May 2001
13 Lt Gen Tariq Wasim Ghazi May 2001 January 2004
14 Lt Gen Ahsan Saleem Hyat January 2004 October 2004
15 Lt Gen Syed Atahar Ali October 2004 April 2006
16 Lt Gen Ahsan Azhar Hyat April 2006 October 2008
17 Lt Gen Shahid Iqbal October 2008 October 2010
18 Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam October 2010 March 2012
19 Lt Gen Ijaz Chaudhry March 2012 November 2013
20 Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani November 2013 October 2014
21 Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar October 2014 December 2016
22 Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza December 2016 August 2018
23 Lt Gen Humayun Aziz August 2018 Present

Order of battleEdit

The order of battles of the corps is as follows:

  • HQ V Corps: Karachi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karachi Corps Commander News". tribune.com.pk.
  2. ^ "One-third of corps commanders replaced in major reshuffle". dawn.com. 25 August 2018.

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