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XV Corps (India)

This article is about the present-day formation of the Indian Army. For British Indian formation of the Second World War, see XV Corps (British India).

XV Corps, or 15 Corps, also known as Chinar Corps, is a Corps of the Indian Army which is presently located in Srinagar and responsible for military operations in the Kashmir Valley. It has participated in all military conflicts with Pakistan and China till date.

XV Corps
Active1916-1918, 1942-1945, 1948-Present
CountryIndia
BranchIndian Army
TypeArmy Corps
SizeCorps
Part ofArmy Northern Command
Garrison/HQSrinagar
Nickname(s)Chinar Corps
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutanant General Devendra Pratap Pandey
Notable
commanders
General Bikram Singh
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain
General Sundararajan Padmanabhan

Contents

HQ XV Corps was first raised in Egypt at Port Said on January 12, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Horne. It was part of the British Indian Army during the First World War for operations in Egypt and France. Disbanded in 1918, it was re-raised on March 20, 1942, at Barrackpore for combat operations in Burma during World War II, and after the war, it served in Java and Sumatra.

Disbanded in Karachi in 1947 after repatriation, it was re-raised after India gained independence, as part of the Indian Army, in 1948 as HQ Jammu and Kashmir Force. It underwent a number of name changes till its final re-designation as HQ 15 Corps in 1955 in Udhampur. In June 1972, HQ Northern Command was raised to take over operational control of Jammu & Kashmir. HQ 15 Corps moved to Srinagar to take charge of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. After Operation Vijay, HQ 15 Corps was made solely responsible for military operations in the Kashmir Valley.

The design consists of the 'red-white-red background' depicting a corps of the Indian Army with a Chinar leaf and a battle axe superimposed on it.

The corps currently consists of:

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items.(June 2021)
Rank Name Appointment Date Left Office Unit of Commission References
Lieutenant General S. M. Shrinagesh September 1948 January 1948 19th Hyderabad Regiment
Mohinder Singh Wadalia 1957 1959 19th Hyderabad Regiment
Shiv Dev Verma January 1959 1961 16th Light Cavalry
Bikram Singh June 1961 22 November 1963 13th Frontier Force Rifles
Kashmir Singh Katoch November 1963 7 June 1966 13th Frontier Force Rifles
Sartaj Singh 1970 January 1973 Regiment of Artillery
R K Jasbir Singh 4th Gorkha Rifles
Prem Nath Hoon 3 August 1983 1984 Sikh Regiment
Mohammad Ahmed Zaki October 1989 June 1991 Maratha Light Infantry
Sundararajan Padmanabhan July 1993 February 1995 Regiment of Artillery
J S Dhillon March 1995 Maratha Light Infantry
Krishan Pal 1999 January 2000 Assam Regiment
John Ranjan Mukherjee 2000 Assam Regiment
Vinayak Gopal Patankar 18 April 2002 17 July 2003 Regiment of Artillery
Nirbhay Sharma 18 July 2003 14 June 2005 Parachute Regiment
Sarabjit Singh Dhillon 15 June 2005 22 October 2006 The Grenadiers
Amarjeet Singh Sekhon 23 October 2006 23 November 2007 Sikh Light Infantry
Mukesh Sabharwal 24 November 2007 2008 Rajput Regiment
Bikram Singh 2008 31 October 2009 Sikh Light Infantry
N C Marwah 30 November 2009 3 December 2010 Kumaon Regiment
Syed Ata Hasnain 4 December 2010 8 June 2012 The Garhwal Rifles
Om Prakash 9 June 2012 9 June 2013 Kumaon Regiment
Gurmit Singh 10 June 2013 25 June 2014 Assam Regiment
Subrata Saha 26 June 2014 25 November 2015 Assam Regiment
Satish Dua 26 November 2015 31 October 2016 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry
Jaswinder Singh Sandhu 1 November 2016 14 December 2017 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
Anil Kumar Bhatt 15 December 2017 7 February 2019 9th Gorkha Rifles
Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon 8 February 2019 29 February 2020 Rajputana Rifles
B. S. Raju 1 March 2020 17 March 2021 Jat Regiment
Devendra Pratap Pandey 17 March 2021 Incumbent Sikh Light Infantry
  1. Though commissioned into the 4th Gorkha Rifles, he was later transferred to the Jat Regiment
  2. Though commissioned into the 4 Sikh, he was later transferred to the Dogra Regiment
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  22. "Rediff On The NeT: Lt Gen Krishan Pal to be shifted out of 15 Corps". www.rediff.com. Retrieved7 December 2017.
  23. "The Indian Army is not a tired army". 16 April 2001. Retrieved8 August 2021.
  24. "Lt Gen V G Patankar on minority targets in J&K". www.rediff.com. Retrieved7 December 2017.
  25. "Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma takes over as G-O-C of 15 corps". Zee News. 18 July 2003. Retrieved7 December 2017.
  26. "Dhillion to take over as GOC of 15 Corps". www.outlookindia.com/. Retrieved7 December 2017.
  27. "Lt Gen Sekhon takes over".
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  31. "General Bikram Singh (01 Jun 2012 to 31 Jul 2014)". Retrieved8 August 2021.
  32. "Marwah is new GOC 15 Corps".
  33. "Marwah takes over as commander of 15th Corps | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 30 November 2009. Retrieved7 December 2017.
  34. "After two decades, Muslim officer to command Srinagar-based 15 Corps - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved7 December 2017.
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  37. "Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh to take over as GOC 15 Corps".
  38. "GOC 15 Corps Lt General Gurmit Singh addressing a press conference at Army headquarters in Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Wednesday. (UNI)". Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K. 3 October 2013. Retrieved7 December 2017.
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  41. "Lt Gen Satish Dua takes over as CISC". pib.nic.in. Retrieved7 December 2017.
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  43. "Lt Gen Sandhu takes over as GoC, 15 Corps".
  44. "Lt Gen A K Bhatt new GoC 15 Corps".
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XV Corps India Language Watch Edit This article is about the present day formation of the Indian Army For British Indian formation of the Second World War see XV Corps British India XV Corps or 15 Corps also known as Chinar Corps 2 is a Corps of the Indian Army which is presently located in Srinagar and responsible for military operations in the Kashmir Valley It has participated in all military conflicts with Pakistan and China till date 1 XV CorpsActive1916 1918 1942 1945 1948 Present 1 CountryIndiaBranchIndian ArmyTypeArmy CorpsSizeCorpsPart ofArmy Northern CommandGarrison HQSrinagarNickname s Chinar CorpsCommandersCurrent commanderLieutanant General Devendra Pratap PandeyNotable commandersGeneral Bikram Singh Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain General Sundararajan Padmanabhan Contents 1 History 2 Formation Sign 3 Composition 4 List of Commanders General Officer Commanding GOC 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links 8 Further readingHistory EditHQ XV Corps was first raised in Egypt at Port Said on January 12 1916 under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Horne It was part of the British Indian Army during the First World War for operations in Egypt and France Disbanded in 1918 it was re raised on March 20 1942 at Barrackpore for combat operations in Burma during World War II and after the war it served in Java and Sumatra 3 Disbanded in Karachi in 1947 after repatriation it was re raised after India gained independence as part of the Indian Army in 1948 as HQ Jammu and Kashmir Force It underwent a number of name changes till its final re designation as HQ 15 Corps in 1955 in Udhampur In June 1972 HQ Northern Command was raised to take over operational control of Jammu amp Kashmir HQ 15 Corps moved to Srinagar to take charge of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh After Operation Vijay HQ 15 Corps was made solely responsible for military operations in the Kashmir Valley 1 Formation Sign EditThe design consists of the red white red background depicting a corps of the Indian Army with a Chinar leaf and a battle axe superimposed on it Composition EditThe corps currently consists of 4 5 19th Infantry Division Dagger Division headquartered at Baramulla 28th Infantry Division Vajr Division headquartered at Gurez Kilo Force and Victor Force of the Rashtriya Rifles come under the operational control of the corpsList of Commanders General Officer Commanding GOC EditThis list is incomplete you can help by adding missing items June 2021 Rank Name Appointment Date Left Office Unit of Commission ReferencesLieutenant General S M Shrinagesh September 1948 January 1948 19th Hyderabad Regiment 6 7 Mohinder Singh Wadalia 1957 1959 19th Hyderabad Regiment 8 Shiv Dev Verma January 1959 1961 16th Light Cavalry 9 Bikram Singh June 1961 22 November 1963 13th Frontier Force Rifles 10 Kashmir Singh Katoch November 1963 7 June 1966 13th Frontier Force Rifles 11 Sartaj Singh 1970 January 1973 Regiment of Artillery 12 13 R K Jasbir Singh 4th Gorkha Rifles 14 15 nb 1 Prem Nath Hoon 3 August 1983 1984 Sikh Regiment 16 nb 2 Mohammad Ahmed Zaki October 1989 June 1991 Maratha Light Infantry 17 Sundararajan Padmanabhan July 1993 February 1995 Regiment of Artillery 18 19 J S Dhillon March 1995 Maratha Light Infantry 20 Krishan Pal 1999 January 2000 Assam Regiment 21 22 John Ranjan Mukherjee 2000 Assam Regiment 23 Vinayak Gopal Patankar 18 April 2002 17 July 2003 Regiment of Artillery 24 Nirbhay Sharma 18 July 2003 14 June 2005 Parachute Regiment 25 Sarabjit Singh Dhillon 15 June 2005 22 October 2006 The Grenadiers 26 Amarjeet Singh Sekhon 23 October 2006 23 November 2007 Sikh Light Infantry 27 28 Mukesh Sabharwal 24 November 2007 2008 Rajput Regiment 29 30 Bikram Singh 2008 31 October 2009 Sikh Light Infantry 31 N C Marwah 30 November 2009 3 December 2010 Kumaon Regiment 32 33 Syed Ata Hasnain 4 December 2010 8 June 2012 The Garhwal Rifles 34 35 Om Prakash 9 June 2012 9 June 2013 Kumaon Regiment 36 Gurmit Singh 10 June 2013 25 June 2014 Assam Regiment 37 38 39 Subrata Saha 26 June 2014 25 November 2015 Assam Regiment 40 Satish Dua 26 November 2015 31 October 2016 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry 41 42 Jaswinder Singh Sandhu 1 November 2016 14 December 2017 5th Gorkha Rifles Frontier Force 43 Anil Kumar Bhatt 15 December 2017 7 February 2019 9th Gorkha Rifles 44 Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon 8 February 2019 29 February 2020 Rajputana Rifles 45 B S Raju 1 March 2020 17 March 2021 Jat Regiment 46 Devendra Pratap Pandey 17 March 2021 Incumbent Sikh Light Infantry 47 Notes Edit Though commissioned into the 4th Gorkha Rifles he was later transferred to the Jat Regiment Though commissioned into the 4 Sikh he was later transferred to the Dogra RegimentReferences Edit a b c A Hundred Seasons Chinar Corps Saga of Valour amp Sacrifice Srinagar Chinar Corps 2016 Chinar Corps on Twitter Twitter Retrieved 25 August 2020 15 Corps celebrates Raising Day 12 January 2015 Retrieved 12 August 2021 Army s elite counter insurgency unit Rashtriya Rifles turns 25 tomorrow The Economic Times 11 July 2018 Retrieved 12 August 2021 In Kashmir Army Chief Sends Word Down The Line No Custody Death 9 February 2006 Retrieved 12 August 2021 General S M Shrinagesh passes away PDF 27 December 1977 Retrieved 11 August 2021 Singh VK 2005 Leadership in the Indian Army Biographies of Twelve Soldiers Sage Publications p 105 ISBN 978 0761933229 First Vice Chief of Army Staff cremated 22 May 2001 Retrieved 11 August 2021 Singh Jogindar 1993 Behind The Scene An Analysis of India s Military Operations 1947 1971 Lancer Publishers p 53 ISBN 978 1897829202 Gazette of India PDF 23 November 1963 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Lt Gen KS Katoch retires PDF 22 November 1970 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Generals promoted Army Commanders PDF 22 January 1973 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Khullar Darshan 2017 Themes of Glory Indian Artillery in War VIJ Books India Pty Ltd ISBN 978 9385563973 In Memory Of Late Shujaat Bukhari 1 September 2018 Retrieved 10 August 2021 Defence expert says clear nuclear doctrine crucial for India 16 June 1998 Retrieved 10 August 2021 Lt Gen PN Hoon who secured Siachen for India in 1984 dies at 90 7 January 2020 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Lt Gen Retd M A Zaki Retrieved 12 August 2021 General S Padmanabhan Retrieved 10 August 2021 Lt Gen Sundararajan Padmanabhan to be next army chief 1 August 2000 Retrieved 10 August 2021 Words of wisdom Put in your best enjoy what you do results will follow says war veteran 5 May 2019 Retrieved 10 August 2021 The Commanders Who Failed www outlookindia com Retrieved 7 December 2017 Rediff On The NeT Lt Gen Krishan Pal to be shifted out of 15 Corps www rediff com Retrieved 7 December 2017 The Indian Army is not a tired army 16 April 2001 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Lt Gen V G Patankar on minority targets in J amp K www rediff com Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma takes over as G O C of 15 corps Zee News 18 July 2003 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Dhillion to take over as GOC of 15 Corps www outlookindia com Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Sekhon takes over New GOC for Srinagar based 15 Corps The Hindu 25 October 2006 ISSN 0971 751X Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt General Sabharwal takes charge of 15 Corps Times of India The Times of India Retrieved 7 December 2017 Gen Sabharwal takes over as Srinagar s 15 Corps GOC The Hindu 25 November 2007 ISSN 0971 751X Retrieved 7 December 2017 General Bikram Singh 01 Jun 2012 to 31 Jul 2014 Retrieved 8 August 2021 Marwah is new GOC 15 Corps Marwah takes over as commander of 15th Corps Latest News amp Updates at Daily News amp Analysis dna 30 November 2009 Retrieved 7 December 2017 After two decades Muslim officer to command Srinagar based 15 Corps Indian Express archive indianexpress com Retrieved 7 December 2017 Muslim General takes charge to thwart Pak offensive along LoC The Economic Times 5 December 2010 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Om Prakash takes over as new GOC of 15 Corps www hindustantimes com 9 June 2012 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh to take over as GOC 15 Corps GOC 15 Corps Lt General Gurmit Singh addressing a press conference at Army headquarters in Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Wednesday UNI Jammu Kashmir Latest News Tourism Breaking News J amp K 3 October 2013 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh new Chinar corps GOC Firstpost 10 June 2013 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Subrata Saha takes over as GOC 15 Corps in Srinagar Firstpost 26 June 2014 Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Satish Dua takes over as CISC pib nic in Retrieved 7 December 2017 Lt Gen Dua takes over command of 15 Corps Lt Gen Sandhu takes over as GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen A K Bhatt new GoC 15 Corps https www tribuneindia com news jammu kashmir lt gen dhillon takes over as goc 15 corps 726048 html Lieutenant General BS Raju Present situation in Kashmir stable but fragile peace goal for forces The Indian Express 30 April 2020 Retrieved 21 August 2020 https www hindustantimes com cities others lt gen dp pandey takes command of chinar corps 101615983311147 htmlExternal links EditXV Corps on TwitterFurther reading EditRichard A Renaldi and Ravi Rikhe Indian Army Order of Battle Orbat com for Tiger Lily Books A division of General Data LLC ISBN 978 0 9820541 7 8 2011 Indian Army Corps 1947 Present Previous NextXIV Corps XVI Corps This article about a specific Indian military unit is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title XV Corps India amp oldid 1040328766, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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