Great India Drive
 

Army planning Integrated Battle Groups along western border

| | New Delhi
  • 0

Army planning Integrated Battle Groups along western border

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Army planning Integrated Battle Groups along western border

The Indian Army is planning to raise Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) along the borders with Pakistan that will help it carry out swift strikes in case of war, sources said.

The IBG, which aims to integrate different components of the Army into the new formation, will include artillery guns, tanks, air defence and logistical elements. This is expected to make it a complete battle-ready unit.

The move comes amid efforts to bring better synergy among the three armed forces.

The Army also tested the new fighting concept of IGBs, whose role is expected to be offensive in nature. Following positive results, the Army gave green signal to form the specialised units.

At least three such units are likely to come up by the end of this year. The IBGs are likely to be headed by Major General-rank officers and could have troops numbering 5,000.

Gradually, the number of IGBs can be increased along the western front.

The issue of IBGs came up for discussion during the Army Commanders' Conference in October last year. It is also believed to have been discussed lest week when top Army commanders met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

IBGs, officials said, have better integration and self-sufficiency as compared to the existing formations.

At present, in an event of an exigency, a brigade has to wait to be aided by different types of units — such as artillery and logistics.

This also takes time for mobilising resources and be battle-ready.

However, this is not likely to be the issue with IBGs, which will be an inherent part of such units, sources added.

State Editions

HC rejects Rai’s plea, reserves verdict on Tirkey

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

in brief

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

App to track crowd at polling booths

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Fight over J’khand seats may end BJP-AJSU’s 19-year ties

15 November 2019 | Pranav Pratyush | Ranchi

BJP plans six rallies of PM Modi in State

15 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Procure 32 L MT of rice from C’garh: Baghel to Centre

15 November 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda