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I Corps

I Corps, headquartered in Mangla, is also called Army Reserve North. It consists of one armored and one regular infantry division, with another infantry division that may be mechanized. The Corps is certainly supported by one independent tank brigade and one independent anti-tank brigade [which is often refered to as a mechanized infantry brigade]. Some sources report that two additional independent brigades, including one of artillery, are part of this Corps.

HQ I Corps was raised on 1st July 1957 at Abbottabad. At the time of the 1965 war with India, Pakistan had only one corps HQ [I Corps at Mangla] with plans for a new IV Corps (at Lahore). XXX Corps was formed in 1986-87 from elements previously assigned to I Corps, which became a Reserve/Strike Corps, with the I Corps area of the front with India being transferred to the new XXX Corps.

I CorpsMangla 3307'N7339'E
11th Ind Armored BDEU/I Location ____'N____'E
U/I BDEU/I Location ____'N____'E
U/I Artillery BDEU/I Location ____'N____'E
U/I Anti-tank BDEU/I Location ____'N____'E
6th Armored DivisionMangla 3307'N7339'E
17th Infantry DivisionKharian 3249'N7352'E
35th Infantry DivisionGujranwala ____'N____'E

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