Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicMountain Strike Corps

Topic: Mountain Strike Corps

As tensions with China continue, beefed-up Mountain Strike Corps reaches Arunachal for exercise

The exercise will see use of various IAF assets and integrated operations with a focus on springing offensive capabilities in short period of time.

China in focus, Army’s Strike Corps units reach Ladakh as part of ‘rebalance’ strategy

Strike Corps units, which have been dual tasked with focusing on Pakistan and China, reach Ladakh amid massive deployment by China.

Ladakh face-off has become Mexican standoff. LAC could heat up in summer

The onus to disengage in Eastern Ladakh is on China rather than India, which only reacted to the PLA’s aggression.

Army plans to keep 2 strike corps for mountains facing China amid Ladakh crisis

I Corps, deployed on western border with Pakistan, is being realigned to focus on northern theatre, while 17 Corps will focus on eastern theatre.

Amid China stand-off, Mountain Strike Corps to get its own artillery brigade

Work has already begun on raising the new artillery brigade, which will see larger deployment of the Ultra Light Howitzers besides other guns. 

Army to debut its Mountain Strike Corps next month, at HimVijay exercise in Arunachal

The exercise will be held at over 10,000 ft next month and will see, for the first time, Army's integrated battle groups that are self-sufficient agile units.

Modi will win 2019 thanks to Rahul Gandhi, and rifle-hunting for the Indian Army

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Mountain Strike Corps shelved, and Arun Jaitley makes Modi soften stand on Section 377

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Indian Army puts Mountain Strike Corps aimed at China in cold storage

The instant order to stop ‘new raisings’ – create battalions with fresh recruits – has been prompted by financial constraints.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.