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Army mobilisation time: 48 hours

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  1. Water Car Engineer

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    Bringing down its mobilisation time drastically, the Indian Army can now move forces in just 48 hours, as against the almost-month-long time required by it earlier.

    The swift mobilisation is a result of the just concluded strike corps exercise, ‘Vijayee Bhava’, in Rajasthan’s Thar desert.After terror attack on parliament in December 2001, the government had asked the army to mobilise, ‘Op Parakram’, and it took 27 days to do so. However, by that time international diplomatic pressure built up sufficiently to pre-empt any possibility of a military strike against Pakistan.

    Since then, the army has been working hard to bring down its mobilisation time to the minimum possible.

    Sources said better road management, better offloading, better rail links, equipment and man management, have reduced the mobilisation time. Every strike corps has been working at reducing its own mobilisation period.

    Sources said timings may differ for armoured units and artillery units and also what matters is the place and terrain from where they move, like the Dehradun-based 14 Division is a hilly terrain and the Patiala-based 1 Division is farthest when compared to the deserts, where ‘Vijayee Bhava’ was carried out.

    Movement is carried out in four phases which are command elements, reconnaissance, main body and balance.

    Command elements comprising the formation commanders earlier used to take eight hours which was now been brought down to two hrs.

    Reconnaissance comprising two officers, the second in command of the Brigade and the mobile operations, used to take 12 hours which has been brought down to six hours.

    The main body of the formation comprises all the three units in the Brigade and their administration and logistics, which used to take 18 hours earlier, has now been brought down to 12 hours.

    The remaining of the troops were given 30 hours, as opposed to their 36 hours.

    The mission was successful, with all the units of the 60 Brigade meeting at the destined point in 45 hours, and another couple of hours for a final check. The distance covered was around 450 kilometers, and approximately 3500 personnel moved on road, on transportation that was either hired or were army trucks.

    A Division has three Brigades in it, and for a complete Division to mobilise, another 10 hours could be added to this, said asource, but for a fighting unit formation, Vijayee Bhava has proved that the target of 48 hours can be achieved.

    Support elements, like engineers, logistics, doctors, medical care, artillery, and other administrative items also move along, all of which take time to fall in place. ‘Vijayee Bhava’ also tested the advanced version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), with a glass cockpit.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_army-mobilisation-time-48-hours_1543679
     
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    This is the most absurd claim ever. No country can go from 30 days to 48 hours..only ones who will be fooled are the cosmetic indians...this news is a total laughing stock
     
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    Then you need not to be worried. It is a false claim :)
     
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    Don`t believe it.Its better if you dont believe it:)
     
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    Try try but don't cry . Indians are hard working and trying for past ten years that what this article said.. :wave:
     
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    People read the article again more carefully, it says that a Strike Divisions can be mobilized in 48 hours not the entire Indian Army. It makes sense since India has poured in billions of dollars to cut their mobilization time, and the results can be seen now. Indian Army over the past decade has been investing in lots of assets to become more mobile, so as these assets come online, the Indian Army becomes more mobile. But the question is, is it still fast enough to beat Pakistan's counter deployments? That is something we would have to wait and see.
     
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    No country can deploy its entire Army in 48hours. Lets take an example of eastern command,do you think its possible to move in 48hours?? Well most of the strikes group spreaded in western border and central India,so they just concentrate on strikes group right now.
     
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    check the title and give appropriate advice to the thread opener, that day dreaming is harmful.
     
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    its still a bluff by the Indian army, it know that Pakistan's response time is 72 hours if attacked. Moving with infantry and artillery units with current locations is not possible for India.

    either its yellow journalism by Indian media to make their masses happy, or its a false flag by Indian army itself.
     
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    There is a country called Israel
     
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    Mobilization time = 48 hours.

    Well, if this is not Cold Start then what is it? :devil:
     
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    :disagree::disagree:

    Whole army can be deployed in 48 hours in some countries.. Even in India dedicated strike corps for western border can be deployed in 48 hours..And basically the strike corps are more than enough with air-support..

    Excellent example.. In 48 hours they have deployed their army before and in next 96 hours they have finished the game..
     
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    Well when india launches its "attack" they will be seeing our Babur and Shaheens in 48 hours time as opposed to waiting for a month to see it.
     
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    More than Babur and Shaheen, its Nasr that you guys should use.

    Its developed for Battlefield use.
     
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    we have every kind of arrangement:lol:..........for every condition........especially against pakistan....
     
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