Shrinivasan wrote:^^ @Jays, everytime IA has wargamed CSD, it has involved 2 corps, 1 strike corps and 1 holding/pivot corps.. (I and X, II and XI, XII and XXI), when this is the case why would an IBG be a formation of size smaller than a division. Also how can such a small formation be ale thrust 50 KM into Terroristan and hold territory for even days without getting overwhelmed by their defence? My take is, it should be multi division sized!!
I don't get you point. Multi-division size == Corps. How can IGB be of that size..? That defeats the whole purpose of creating a lean and mean self sufficient battle unit.
Existing 14 Corp are still gonna be there. Only they will command IGBs now instead of Divisions. And given 40 divisions will be re-configured into 140 IGB and total strength will be reduced by 50000-100000 soldiers, simple maths tells us that IGB will on an avg will be smaller than a Division, by a factor of about 4. This will eliminate Division HQs and thereby one level of admin, and associated cost.
An IGB is planned to be self-sufficient battle unit in all respects. A lean and mean unit, which is specialized in the warfare of that particular area and which is agile enough to make a cold-start like move on short notice. But I don't see why there will be only one IGB pushed in at a time in such case, unless we are talking of a local tactical operation.