Mountain Strike Corps - 17

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  1. Yusuf

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    Army is planning to set up a mountain strike corps and is talking to various states including in the northeast against the backdrop of a Chinese build up of military infrastructure on its side of boundary.

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    The raising of a strike corps means a change in doctrine. No more defensive posture. We will attack and strike inside Chinese held territory as well in response to any misadventure by China.
     
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    FM assures army funds to create new strike corps

    FM assures army funds to create new strike corps - Hindustan Times

    Three times and still just verbal assurances..Pranab Da nneds to concentrate less on politics and more on his ministry.
     
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    Mountain Strike Corps

    Should be a versatile Corps. With at least a Para Qualified Division. Its everything.
     
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    Current Orbat of 101st [​IMG]
    101st Airborne Division
    Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion ("Gladiators")
    A Company ("Slayers") MRF
    B Company ("Black Dragons")
    C Company ("Spartans")
    Headquarters and Support Company ("Sentries")
    101st Airborne Division Band ("Pride of the Eagle")
    1st Brigade Combat Team ("Bastogne")(♣)
    1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment ("Above the Rest")
    2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment ("No Slack")
    2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment ("Balls of the Eagle")
    1st Squadron (RSTA), 32d Cavalry Regiment ("Victory or Death")
    Special Troops Battalion ("Spartans")
    426th Brigade Support Battalion ("Taskmasters")
    2nd Brigade Combat Team ("Strike")(♥)
    1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment ("First Strike")
    2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment ("Strike Force")
    1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment ("Top Guns")
    1st Squadron (RSTA), 75th Cavalry Regiment ("Widowmakers")
    Special Troops Battalion ("One Strike, One Team")
    526th Brigade Support Battalion ("Best by Performance")
    3rd Brigade Combat Team ("Rakkasan")()
    1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment ("Leader Rakkasans")
    3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment ("Iron Rakkasans")
    3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment ("Red Knight")
    1st Squadron (RSTA), 33d Cavalry Regiment("War Rakkasans")
    626th Brigade Support Battalion ("Assurgam")
    Special Troops Battalion ("Rak Solid")
    4th Brigade Combat Team ("Currahee")(â™ )
    1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment ("Red Currahee")
    2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment ("White Currahee")
    1st Squadron (RSTA), 61st Cavalry Regiment (United States) ("Panther")
    4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment ("Guns of Glory")
    801st Brigade Support Battalion ("Maintaineers")
    Special Troops Battalion ("Apache")
    101st Combat Aviation Brigade ("Wings of Destiny")(♦)
    Headquarters and Headquarters Company ("Hell Cats")
    2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment ("Out Front")
    1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment ("Expect No Mercy")
    5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment ("Eagle Assault")[33]
    6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment (GSAB) ("Shadow of the Eagle")
    96th Support Battalion (Aviation) ("Troubleshooters")
    159th Combat Aviation Brigade ("Eagle Thunder")()
    Headquarters and Headquarters Company
    7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment ("Pale Horse")
    3d Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment ("Eagle Attack")
    4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment ("Wings of the Eagle").[33]
    7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment (GSAB) ("Eagle Lift")
    563rd Support Battalion (Aviation) ("Keep Them Fighting")
    101st Sustainment Brigade ("Life Liners") (operational control, but not part of the division)[notes 4]
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    716th Military Police Battalion (assigned to the Fort Bragg-based 16th Military Police Brigade; under local admin control of the 101st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Campbell)
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    We don't have the funds nor the requirement for such a large force. It is meant for expeditionary forces like the US.
     
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    There is already steps towards this program..

    There are new Para elements ( SF ) are act as supplement..
     
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    Why don't we have a need. These Para/Air Qualified troops are going to be the Battle decision makers. In a border to border fight with the Chinese. Deep penetration can only be done through Para Landings.
     
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    They are only increasing the number of Special Force Units of the Para. I am not talking of Para (SF) Units but para qualified troops/units which can be entirely air dropped. Of the the 3 Divisions in Corps one should definiltly be an Airborne Division. From everything to the Artillery to Mech. Assets be para droppable.
     
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    Look at the OrBat of 101. With Army Aviation getting an over hauling. And the IAF having strategic Airlift capabilities, Airborne Divisions can be flourished. We have a Para Brigade in existence. So the concept is not new.
     
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    Then you are saying abt regular PARA troopers, Yes they can be used in that terrain but they are not directly involve with Mountain strike crop, Rather they are flexible, They can be used when needed, I dont know abt exact strength of PARA, But they can be used when needed..

    PARA have BMP & 105mm arty..
     
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    Para's are not using BMPs yet. (they have not been Mechanised) And there are specifically only two Arty Units (9 and 17 Field Arty Regiment) which are para qualified. In case of a Division, The Arty acquirement is that of a a Brigade.

    Rather the entire airborne division can be shifted to any corps citing operational requirements. Except the Regular Parachute Units (5,6 and 7) we do not have fully para qualified battalions. So thus I m citing the Need for an Airborne Division in our New Strike Corps in the North East. Because its going to be pointed at China, it needs to be Air dropped for maximum penatration.

    In case of the older strike corps which are pointed towards Pakistan, Para dropping will be suicide.
     
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    PARA are using BMP from long time that is what i know, I don't know how many Arty Units of para..

    The actual number of Para are close guarded secret, i am not saying they are in division level or anything, coz i don't know..



    PARA are use behind enemy lines or immediate reinforcements, Or they can be used within our lands to supplement or to secure strategic locations, there are many applications..
     
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    I have never seen a Para Officer ever have a Tank-Buster on his chest. Para's are not mechanised for sure.
     
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    Not necessarily its related to mech & Armour but also in Infantry..

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    See only the officer is. He has done the tank buster course as a choice. Look at his troops. They are SF bt not Mechanised.
     
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    Para on the face of it is not Mechanised but you might be right in saying that a few of the Mech Units are Para-Qualified. Will have to look into that. But compared to the CHinese we are far behind in Para Capabilities. The Para and the Para (SF) have to be demarcated and given specified attention.

    We also have about 10-11 Battalions of Vikas Regiment (SFF) which are para qualified.
     

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