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Pakistan Army Order of Battle - Divisions

There are a total of 25 divisions in the Pakistan Army. This includes 19 Infantry divisions, 2 Mechanized Divisions, 2 Armored Divisions and 2 Artillery Division. Each division is commanded by a Major General, and usually holds three Brigades. These include infantry, artillery, engineer and communications units in addition to logistics (supply and service) support to sustain independent action. The most signficant of the ground force combat formations is the infantry division. Such a division would primarily hold three infantry brigades. Except for the Divisions operating in the mountains, all the Divisions have at least one armored unit, while some have more.

A Brigade is under the command of a Brigadier or sometimes a Colonel and comprises three or more Battalions of different units. An independent brigade would primarily consist of an artillery unit, an infantry unit, an armour unit and logistics to support its actions. Such a brigade is not part of any division and is under direct command of a Corps.

Each battalion is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel and has roughly 600 to 900 soldiers under his command. This number varies depending on the functionality of the battalion. A battalion comprises either three batteries (in case of artillery and air defence regiments - generally named Papa, Quebec, Romeo, and Sierra) or four companies (in case of infantry regiments - generally named Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta - and other arms excluding armored units that are organized into squadrons) each under the command of a major and comprising of individual subunits called sections (which are further divisible into platoons and squads).

Division Corps Allocation

# Division 2002 Janes 2008 Wiki April 2009 Wiki May 2009
1 1 Armored Division II Corps II Corps II Corps II Corps
2 2 Artillery Division II Corps ? ... XXX Corps XXX Corps
3 6 Armored Division I Corps I Corps I Corps I Corps
6 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1948 war
4 7 Infantry Division XI Corps XI Corps XI Corps XI Corps
5 8 Infantry Division XXX Corps XXX Corps XXX Corps XXX Corps
6 9 Infantry Division XI Corps XI Corps XI Corps XI Corps
7 10 Infantry Division IV Corps IV Corps IV Corps IV Corps
8 11 Infantry Division IV Corps IV Corps IV Corps IV Corps
9 12 Infantry Division X Corps X Corps X Corps X Corps
10 12 Artillery Division XXX Corps ... ... ...
11 14 Infantry Division II Corps II Corps II Corps XXXI Corps
12 15 Infantry Division XXX Corps XXX Corps XXX Corps XXX Corps
13 16 Infantry Division V Corps ?? V Corps V Corps V Corps
16 Infantry Division XII Corps
14 17 Infantry Division I Corps I Corps I Corps I Corps
15 18 Infantry Division V Corps V Corps V Corps V Corps
16 19 Infantry Division X Corps X Corps X Corps X Corps
17 23 Infantry Division X Corps X Corps X Corps X Corps
18 25 Mechanized Division ... ... V Corps V Corps
19 26 Mechanized Division ... ... XXXI Corps XXXI Corps
20 33 Infantry Division XII Corps XII Corps XII Corps XII Corps
33 Infantry Division XXXI Corps ... ... ...
21 34 Infantry Division ... XXXI Corps ... ...
22 35 Infantry Division I Corps XXXI Corps XXXI Corps XXXI Corps
36 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1971 war
23 37 Mechanized Division XXXI Corps I Corps I Corps I Corps
39 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1971 war
24 40 Infantry Division II Corps II Corps XXXI Corps II Corps
25 41 Infantry Division ... XII Corps XII Corps XII Corps

Division Cantonment

# Division 2002 Janes 2008 Wiki April 2009 Wiki May 2009
1 1 Armored Division Multan Multan Multan Multan
2 2 Artillery Division U/I Location ... Gujranwala Gujranwala
3 6 Armored Division Kharian Kharian Kharian Kharian
6 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1948 war
4 7 Infantry Division Mardan Mardan Peshawar Peshawar
5 8 Infantry Division Sialkot Sialkot Sialkot Sialkot
6 9 Infantry Division Kohat Rawalkot or Mardan Kohat Kohat
7 10 Infantry Division Lahore Lahore Lahore Lahore
8 11 Infantry Division Lahore Lahore Lahore Lahore
9 12 Infantry Division Muzaffarabad Murree Murree Murree
10 12 Artillery Division Gujranwala ... ... ...
11 14 Infantry Division U/I Location Okara Okara Okara
12 15 Infantry Division Sialkot Sialkot Sialkot Sialkot
13 16 Infantry Division Rahim Yar Khan Hyderabad Pano Akil Pano Akil
16 Infantry Division U/I Location
14 17 Infantry Division Kharian Kharian Kharian Kharian
15 18 Infantry Division Hyderabad Hyderabad Hyderabad Hyderabad
16 19 Infantry Division Rawalkot Jhelum Mangala Mangala
17 23 Infantry Division Mangla Gujrat Jhelum Jhelum
18 25 Mechanized Division ... ... Malir Malir
19 26 Mechanized Division ... ... Bahawalpur Bahawalpur
20 33 Infantry Division U/I Location Quetta Quetta Quetta
33 Infantry Division Bhawalpur ... ... ...
21 34 Infantry Division ... Bahawalpur ... ...
22 35 Infantry Division Gujranwala Pano Aqil Bahawalpur Bahawalpur
36 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1971 war
23 37 Mechanized Division Sukkur Gujranwala Gujranwala Gujranwala
39 Infantry Division Disbanded after 1971 war
24 40 Infantry Division Okara Okara Okara Okara
25 41 Infantry Division ... Quetta Quetta Quetta

 



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