India

Artillery Divisions in Indian Army – An Analysis-Part 1

Introduction The Indian Army saw advent of its first Artillery Division in the form of 40th Artillery Division, which, if I remember correctly, was raised in late 90s. Since then, Indian Army has raised two more such formations with fourth artillery division having been cleared by Cabinet Committee on Security…


Photo Essay – IA Canal Crossing Operations

Happened to come across some more images of Indian Army undertaking canal crossing operations. These are also from various exercises conducted by the IA over last couple of years. 1. T-72 entering the bridge over a canal. 2. BMP-2 crossing  the bridge over a canal. You can see the pontoon bridge…


Indian Army – Bridging Equipment for Plains

Indian Army faces serious water-based obstacles on its western border. In an earlier analysis, I had presented a photo essay on the canal/water crossing operations as practiced by the Indian Army during various exercises. To undertake such operations, right kind of bridging equipment is of utmost importance. In this post, I’ve tried…


Indian Army – Water Obstacle Crossing Operations

We have seen that the territory to the west is strewn with canals and other water obstacles of varying sizes. So, it is but obvious that managing such obstacles should be one of the top priorities of the army. In this article, we take a broad-look at how the Indian Army goes…


Indian Army disposition in North-East

  A brief overview of the Indian Army set-up in the North East. The entire area comes under Eastern Command based out of Kolkata. It has three Corps under it. The same are as follows: 33 Corps – Siliguri (West Bengal). Responsible for Sikkim and Western Bhutan. 4 Coprs – Tejpur…