Army mobilisation time: 48 hours

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  1. Anshu Attri

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    Army mobilisation time: 48 hours
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    Army mobilisation time: 48 hours - India - DNA

    Bringing down its mobilisation time drastically, the Indian Army can now move forces in just 48 hours, as against the almost-month-long time required by it earlier.

    The swift mobilisation is a result of the just concluded strike corps exercise, ‘Vijayee Bhava’, in Rajasthan’s Thar desert.After terror attack on parliament in December 2001, the government had asked the army to mobilise, ‘Op Parakram’, and it took 27 days to do so. However, by that time international diplomatic pressure built up sufficiently to pre-empt any possibility of a military strike against Pakistan.

    Since then, the army has been working hard to bring down its mobilisation time to the minimum possible.

    Sources said better road management, better offloading, better rail links, equipment and man management, have reduced the mobilisation time. Every strike corps has been working at reducing its own mobilisation period.

    Sources said timings may differ for armoured units and artillery units and also what matters is the place and terrain from where they move, like the Dehradun-based 14 Division is a hilly terrain and the Patiala-based 1 Division is farthest when compared to the deserts, where ‘Vijayee Bhava’ was carried out.

    Movement is carried out in four phases which are command elements, reconnaissance, main body and balance.

    Command elements comprising the formation commanders earlier used to take eight hours which was now been brought down to two hrs.

    Reconnaissance comprising two officers, the second in command of the Brigade and the mobile operations, used to take 12 hours which has been brought down to six hours.

    The main body of the formation comprises all the three units in the Brigade and their administration and logistics, which used to take 18 hours earlier, has now been brought down to 12 hours.

    The remaining of the troops were given 30 hours, as opposed to their 36 hours.

    The mission was successful, with all the units of the 60 Brigade meeting at the destined point in 45 hours, and another couple of hours for a final check. The distance covered was around 450 kilometers, and approximately 3500 personnel moved on road, on transportation that was either hired or were army trucks.

    A Division has three Brigades in it, and for a complete Division to mobilise, another 10 hours could be added to this, said asource, but for a fighting unit formation, Vijayee Bhava has proved that the target of 48 hours can be achieved.

    Support elements, like engineers, logistics, doctors, medical care, artillery, and other administrative items also move along, all of which take time to fall in place. ‘Vijayee Bhava’ also tested the advanced version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), with a glass cockpit.
     
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  3. Anshu Attri

    Anshu Attri Senior Member Senior Member

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    now this is huge.....
     
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    Interesting.

    I believe bad weather, in cases will affect this timing in terms of logistics.

    Newly purchased C17s can enhance the efficiency.
     
  5. A.V.

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    It does ring a bell how much infrastructure development can help and how flawed was the policy of the old in case of northeast where infrastructure was not developed hoping it will aid the enemy.

    and as nrj said the climatic condition present does affect thar being a issue free dry zone it was good but muddy and hilly terrain in snowstorm will affect the speed.
     
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    We should expect hysterical response from Pakistan about the 48 hours mobilization. It sure will give them sleepless nights apart from the usual rant about giving a "befitting" reply to any Indian aggression which we have never ever seen but yearn for.

    May be Pasha has identified where our IBGs are and send terrorists to hit them a la Abottabad. Lol.
     
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    I expect at least 2-3 test of NASR the ballistic missile of Pakistan in coming month or so . those tests will give them enough ammunition to stop us .
     
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    Nasr serves nothing but deterrence to scare us. Not the army but politicians to not mount cold start.

    Once south block gives green light, no Nasr or Babur or Ghori will stop India. No im not being rhetorical. It comes after learning up on this doctrine.
     
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    This gives a good idea about the distance covered in 48 hours, with more air mobile components getting added up, the distance traveled will increase, hence will it be safe to assume that we will have mobilization of all 8 IBG's in 48 hours?
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Only in there dreams, they always underestimate our capability to fight, like in Kargil they thought that after they kill some of our infantrymen, our politicians will loose the will to fight and they will be able to keep the land with them. But once we used the big guns and LGB's they ran like rats. Let them live in there dream world, who cares. Like yusuf said, once it begins at the time of our choosing, we will end it at our convenience.
     
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    i hope the 48hr mobilisations is not only for the headlines or our neighbours, its in reality also!

    indian armed forces need a co-ordinated 48 hr mobilisation, which includes naval blockade of karachi, air superiority and the indian army launching a pre-emptive strike across the border.

    we should be capable of holding pak territory once the insertion is made and then take the fight into thier backyard among their population.

    also a big boost should be given to the special forces of the indian army to carry out covert ops deep inside pak. RAW bench should also be re-activated.


    JAI HIND
     
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    No we will not take the fight to the population. It's not in the doctrine. We don't want to take Lahore or any major city that gives them an excise to launch their nukes.
     
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    Wow! kudos to the guys who planed and executed this change, this mobilization time should just get better as the proposed modernization of the GT road and east west highway corridor also take place, also the high speed rail freight corridor between Delhi and Mumbai and Delhi and Calcutta should come online within the next 5yrs then we will be far better placed to mobilize more rapidly.

    Also with further modernization of the IAF heavy transport components we should be able to deploy assets even more rapidly.:arjun:
     
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    48 hrs is too long. Pak has developed small nukes missile which can be fired much before 48hrs ending the story.we should concentrate on anti missile system
     
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    So what about the nukes? They will fire in their own territory even before our troops get in there?
     
  16. mayankkrishna

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    The mobilization time is demonstrated on western front, but what about on the northern and eastern fronts. Is India capable of deploying adequate and effective war machinery in the same time against northern neighbor?
     
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