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November 22, 2013

Indian Army begins recruitment for new mountain strike corps


The Indian Army has begun the process of raising the new mountain strike corps that will be deployed along the disputed border with China following formal approval by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) in early November.
Senior officers told IHS Jane's that the army is shortlisting officers and men for the new corps, which will comprise around 90,000 soldiers. The process is due to be completed by 2021-22 at an estimated cost of over INR650 billion (USD10.48 billion).
The new formation, likely to be designated 17 Corps, was sanctioned on 17 July by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

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