• Army chief Gen. Manoj Naravane announced that the Army’s new concept of agile Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) as part of the overall force transformation will be operationalised very soon.
• The IBGs are brigade sized agile self-sufficient combat formations which, can swiftly launch strikes against adversary. They will be able to mobilise within 12-48 hours based on the location.
• Each IBG would be tailor made based on Threat, Terrain, Task and resources will be allotted based on the three Ts.
• The Army has extensively “test bedded” the IBGs to fine-tune the concept.
Mains Paper 3:Defense and Security
Prelims level: Integrated Battle Groups
Mains level: Role of the Integrated Battle Groups