ISLAMABAD - Aiming to further strengthen its ability to carry out swift strikes during wars, the Indian Army is going to raise new lethal battle formations along the borders with Pakistan by October.
The Indian Army is slated to raise the first few Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) along the Pakistan border, following which it will start simultaneously raising them on the China border too.
“We carried out an exercise to test the Integrated Battle Groups concept under the Western Command.
The feedback from the formations and top commanders has been very positive and that is why we are going to start by raising two to three IBGs along Pakistan border by October this year," top sources in the Army said.
The sources said that the discussion regarding the exercise and feedback was discussed in detail by the seven Army commanders in the Army headquarters in their war room last week, and the commanders-in-chief have been given the powers to raise the IBGs in their respective areas of responsibilities.