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How many components an combat ready army division consists of ? That is, how many units of infantry, artillery, motorized groups (LAVs, AVs, Tanks), Engineeing, Signals,Quarter Master (Mess, clothing, fuel), Medicos etc. Approx how many men are assigned to each such unit ? Are any other auxillary units attached to regular divisions ?
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Asked by Cocktail, 14 Nov '07 02:25 pm
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For you to understand this, you may have to take a min. 7 days break, take an intensive course and yet at the end of it, you would be more confused than what you were, in the begining.

Diviisions are various types - an Infantty, Armoured, Mechanised or Artillery. THe Infantry Division in turn could be a plains or mountain Div, though very similar, but with slight difference. For each of these Divisions, the immediate subordinate formation - the Brigade too could be of the same description I gave above. And the supporting units, though more or less of similar nature are vastly different in terms of manpower, equipment, and heavy weaponry.

Taking the basic division as an Infantry Division - It has three Infantry Brigades (some have four or even five, but the standard is 3) and an Artillery Brigade.
Each infantry brigade has standard 3 infantry battalions (bns) - approx. around 900 troops. Each bn has 4 companies with one support coy and a HQ coy .
Each Artillery Brigade has nor ...more
Answered by Alpha, 14 Nov '07 06:13 pm

 
  
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I repeat no can answer better than ALPHA,all very clear no questions/sub questions
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 16 Nov '07 11:26 am

 
  
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none can answer better than Alpha
Answered by MS Prasad, 16 Nov '07 10:14 am

 
  
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I think it is confidential matters and we should not be discussed in a public forum.
What u think Raj ? ha ha ha ha ha.
Answered by peekay first, 14 Nov '07 06:07 pm

 
  
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This response is a bit late though. But I would like to share with you a poem by Lord Tennyson which we had to learn in School:

The Charge Of The Light Brigade



by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854
Written 1854





Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode th ...more
Answered by gem mina, 16 Nov '07 01:17 pm

 
  
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This is a subject which I could ever try to learn.
Answered by Ranjan Krishna, 16 Nov '07 11:45 am

 
  
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