SUDARSHAN CHAKRA CORPS

Sudarshan Chakra Corps was first raised on 12 Aug 1917, specifically for ops in Middle East against the Turko-German coalition during World War I. It took active part in the capture of Gaza and Jerusalem from Oct to Dec 1917, as part of Gen Allenby’s Army. Thereafter, intense ops were conducted against the Turkish Seventh and Eight Armies in 1918 alongwith other elements of Allenby’s Force,leading to annihilation of the Turks, the Corps was disbanded in 1918, at the end of the World War-I.

 

Sudarshan Chakra Corps was re-raised in Feb 1942, for ops in the Middle East. Initially the task was of providing security to all installations in Iran and Iraq which was allotted to Sudarshan Chakra Corps. This also involved the task ensuring sufficient oil supplies to Russia. Since the Axes threat to the area did not materialize, the fmns of Sudarshan Chakra Corps were dispatched to various other theatres of war. Sudarshan Chakra Corps was de-mob at the end of World War-II.

 

Sudarshan Chakra Corps participated in IPKF Operations in Sri Lanka from Apr 1986 to Mar 1990.Post de-induction, Sudarshan chakra Corps was restructured for coord of rear area security within the western theatre.Initial raising was at Chandimandirby may 1990. Permanent retention of Sudarshan Chakra Corps at Bhopal was auth on 29 Oct 1990.Sudarshan Chakra Corps is the premier org of the Indian Army in peninsular India. The fmn has multi faceted tasks in varied trn and has performed commendably since its existence.