Key Difference Between Regiment, Corps, Battalion & Division
Hello Defence Lovers, In this post we are talking about the key differences between regiment, corps batallion and division of Indian Army.
- : Indian Army has 6 operational commands and 1 training command. Each one is headed by a , known as Army Commander, who is among the senior-most officers in the army.
- : A command generally consists of two or more corps. Indian Army has 13 Corps & each one is commanded by a , known as Corps Commander, who holds the rank of . corps is composed of 3–4 Divisions. There are three types of corps in the Indian Army: Strike, Holding and Mixed. The Corps HQ is the highest field formation in the army.
- : Each Division is headed by (Division Commander) in the rank of . usually consists of 3 to 4 Brigades. , the Indian Army has 37 Divisions including 4 RAPIDs (Re-organised Army Plains Infantry Division), 18 Infantry Divisions, 10 Mountain Divisions, 3 Armoured Divisions and 2 Artillery Divisions.
- : A Brigade generally consists of around 3,000 combat troops with supporting elements. An Infantry Brigade usually has 3 Infantry along with various Support Elements. It is commanded by a brigade commander who is a , equivalent to a in some armies. In addition to the Brigades in various Army Divisions, the Indian Army also has 5 Independent Armoured Brigades, 15 Independent Artillery Brigades, 7 Independent Infantry Brigades, 1 Independent Parachute Brigade,3 Independent Air Defence Brigades, 2 Independent Air Defence Groups and 4 Independent Engineer Brigades. These Independent Brigades operate directly under the Corps Commander (GOC Corps).
- Regiment: A regiment and battalion are same things is consist of batteries/platoon. Each regiment consist of around 700 men. Commanded by an officer of rank colonel. Battalion is more frequently used in paramilitary.
- : Composed of four rifle companies. by a battalion commander who is a is the Infantry’s main fighting unit. Every infantry battalion also possesses one .
- : Composed of three platoons. by a Company Commander who is a or .
- : Composed of three sections.Commanded by a Platoon Commander who is a .
- Section: Smallest military outfit with a strength of 10 personnel. Commanded by a Section Commander of the rank of .