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AN APRC ON DEF IN GEN AREA HAJIPUR

For : Brig **** 15 Inf Bde

By : Lt col ****

At : 1000 hrs On 06 Jul 1997

Ref :

A. Anx A to Tac-2 Question of DSCSC Entrance Exam Jul 1997.

Time Z used Throughout the Aprc: FOXTROT.

1. To take up def within AOR by 0530 hrs 09 Jul 97.

 Aim may be framed as under also:

To take up def covering en’s likely axes of adv within bdrys by 070530 Jul 99.

Or
To def en’s likely axes of adv within bdry’s by 070530 Jul 97.

Or
To take up def with fol limitations:
a. Def to be completed by 070530 Jul 98.
b. Covering en’s likely axes of adv within bdrys.

Or
To take up def in KALUPUR(4433) by 050530 Jul 99.

FACTORS

Grd

2. Gen. The area is gen open and flat, thus provides good obsn and F of F. Interspersed
with no of vills and they are thickly vegetated which provide good cover from grd and air obsn.
Grd firm and dry thus x-country mov by MT/foot column is poss except through Rivers, Khals
and bills. Rds/ trs orig from the main rd and passes through the vills provide comm.

2. Met

a. Facts.

(1) First Lt.


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(2) Last Lt.
(3) Moon.
(4) Weather. Rainy.

b. Findings.

(1) Total day time aval ________ hr.


(2) Total ni time aval _________ hr.
(3) Moon lt will be aval from ___hr.
(4) There will be occasional rain.

c. Implications.
(1) Due to moon lt from _____ hrs any large scale mov during this pd will
be vis 300 yds to 400 yds.
(2) Since moon lt is aval mov will be facilitated.
(3) Moon lt will facilitate negotiation of obs, breaching of obs etc.
(4) Due to presence of moon lt C2 will be easier.
(5) Since weather is rainy so lands will be submerged under water , thereby,
restricts the x country mov and will hamper the mov of tps.

3. GTIs.

a. HAJIPUR. It is loc astride the main rd having size of 1200 x 1100 yds and
mutually sp with DAUKI and SHANTI. En aslt other than through main rd is difficult.
By capturing it en can adv upto SHANTI and own stay at DAUKI, SHANTI and
KARIMPUR will be difficult.

b. SHITAKUNDA.
c. SONAPUR 4513.
d. MEHERPUR 4813.
e. SHIBPUR 4713
f. SHANTI.
g. KHATUNGANJ 4306.
h. SADPUR.
j. BHABANIPUR.
k. KARIMPUR.
l. MONSHIRHAT 4714.
m. BANCHANAGAR.
n. MIRPUR 43 13.

Vital grd is the piece of grd or feature the loss of which will render the def of the area
impossible or untenable. If the vital grd is dictated by higher comd then GTIs will be
discussed after appr. If it is not given then GTIs will be discussed before appr, because to
describe appr vital grd is must and this has to be found out form GTIs. GTIs can be
written as under also:

(1) Loc. It is on the N of ________ khal/ river. I t is _______ yds S of


_______, _______ yds E of _________ and ________ yds SW of
________.

(2) Size. E to W _______ yds. N to S _________ yds.

(3) Cover. Due to thick vegetation it provides good cover from both grd and air
obsn. It also provides ltd cover against flat trajectory wpn`s fire.

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(4) Obsn and F of F. Obsn and F of F is clear towards N, NE, S, ltd up to
______ towards W and restricted towards E.

(5) Domination. Being at higher place and near the metalled rd it dominates
the metalled rd, Eastern part of ________ towards W and Northern part of
______ towards S.

(6) Mutual Sp. It is mutually sp with ________ towards NW, _________


towards W, __________ towards N and partially mutually sp with _______
towards S.
(7) Tps It Can Take. 1 x pl
( basing on frontage and depth)

(8) Fire Unit Reqr to Neutralize. 1 x bty.


(Idea is that one bty can cover an area of a pl or an area 200 yds by 200
yds.)
(9) Assaultability/Tankability. Aslt from W is poss, but due to thick vegetation
difficult
for tk/MT to run over it.

(10) Tps Reqr to Capture. 3 x sec.

(11) Tac Implications.

(a) If Captured by En.

i. Staying at --------------will be difficult.


ii. Own L of C will be cut off.
i. En veh/armr mov is facilitated upto _________.
ii. En can use it as a launching pad/ FB for attk/future op.
iii. Can dominate the main rd by fire.
iv. Flanks will be threatened.
v. En can adv upto--------------.
vi. Stop own further mov beyond ______ towards _______.
vii. Can gd subsidiary axis _____________.
viii. Can use the obs value of river _________.
ix. It covers all the appr.

(b) If Held by Own Tps.

i. Difficult for to attk on this posn from -------ir.


ii. Own L of C is clear upto-----------------
iii. En cannot adv through the main rd/adv restd upto-----------
iv. Can make viable def with ------------- and -------------.
v. Can gd subsisiary axis.
vi. Can use the obs value of river----------
vii. It covers all the app.
viii. Facilitates the use of grd.
ix. Will ensure the sy of flanks.
x. En stay at ________ will be difficult.
xi. Facilitate own mov upto ___________.
xii. En`s further mov upto/ beyond _______ will be difficult.
xiii. Mov through rd will be interfered. )

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4. Apps.

Ser Item App -1(West) App-2(Centre) App-3 (East)


(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1. Description MAHESHPUR- MAHESHPUR- MAHESHPUR-
BIBIRBAZAR- BIBIRBAZAR4716 BANCHANAGAR
BHANGA 4515– - HAJIPUR 4511 – 4915-
KARIMPUR 4311- BHABANIPUR SHITAKUNDA4811
SHANTI 4410- 4302 - SADPUR 4705-
BHABANIPUR BHABANIPUR
4302 4302
2. Depth 17 km 18km 18 km
3. Frontage Bde Bde Bde
4. Obs R-BASHUMATI, R-BASHUMATI, R-BASHUMATI, R-
R-BISHKHALI and R-BISHKHALI and BISHKHALI and R-
R-BANDARI R-BANDARI BANDARI
5. Tf/Tkability Not poss Poss Poss with difficulties
6. Cover Continuous line of Continuous line of Continuous line of
cover except cover except cover except
SHANTI to SHANTI to JHARNAGAR to
KHATUNGANJ KHATUNGANJ SADPUR
7. Dir keeping / Difficult Good due to main Difficult
Navigation rd.
8. Mutual Sp Sp with 2 only Sp with app 1 and 3 Sp with 2 only
9. C2 Difficult Easy(day and ni) Difficult

 App 1 (West App)


 App 2 (Centre App)
 App 3 (East App)
5. Obs.
6.
Ser Factors River MONAS MAYA khal PACHA Bill ATKA Bill
No
a. Description Flows from Flows from north SQ 1661, 1761, SQ 2361, 2360
west to east to south SE 1660, 1760
b. Depth 8’ – 10’ 6’ – 8’ 4’ – 5’ 4’ – 5’
c. Width 150’ – 170’ 40’ – 60’ 150x X 700x 1200x X 1000x
d. Bed Condition Sandy Muddy Muddy Muddy
e. Bank Gentle slope Flushed Flushed Flushed
condition 3’ – 4’ ht.
f. Current Moderate Moderate Stagnant Stagnant
g. X-ing site SQ 1963, 1463 SQ 2058 NA NA
h Obs Value Ma jobs for Ma jobs for both Ma jobs for both Ma jobs for
both inf and inf and armr inf and armr both inf and
armr armr

7. Deductions.

a. Pri of App. My pri of app is:

(1) App -2(Center).


(2) App -3 (East)
(3) App-1 (West)

b. Pri of GTI. My pri of GTIs is:

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(1) HAJIPUR
(2) SHITAKUNDA.
(3) SONAPUR 4513.
(4) MEHERPUR 4813.
(5) SHIBPUR 4713
(6) SHANTI.
(7) KHATUNGANJ 4306.
(8) SADPUR.
(9) BHABANIPUR.
(10) KARIMPUR.
(11) MONSHIRHAT 4714.
(12) BANCHANAGAR.
(13) MIRPUR 4313.

c. Biasness of Anti tk Def. Since app 2 is suitable for en tk mov, therefore, to


deny en tk threat in this area I shall have Atk biased def in app2.

d. Pri of Def Line (incl gp of GTIs).

(1) Line 1(L-1). Home Bank of river BASHUMATI 4712 (HAJIPUR,


SHITAKUNDA, JARNAGAR, SHANTI AND KARIMPUR)

(2) L- 2. Home Bank of river BISHKHALI 5013(SHONAPUR,


SHIBPUR, MEHERPUR, SHITAKUNDA AND HAJIPUR)

(3) L-3. Home Bank of river BANDARI(KHATUNGANJ, SADPUR,


NADIA 4504 AND FENI 4304)

e. Likely EW. My empl of EW will be as under:

(1) MIRPUR(Stading Ptl).


(2) Vill 462128 (LP/OP),
(3) CHANDPUR 5010 Standing Ptl ( i n coord with 12 inf bn)

f. Likely Screen Posn. SONAPUR and MEHERPUR

f. Obs Plan. My obs plan shall be:

(1) Mine fd in between fwd coys, in the flanks and North of Karimpur.
(2) Prelim dml – br over BISHKHALI.
(3) Denial of X sites by cratering –river tr junc 455143, MEHERPUR ferry site
, SHITAKUNDA ferry site, apps to bridge at 463123

g. Likely DF.

(1) BHANGA
(2) BANCHANAGAR.
(3) MONSHIRHAT 4714.
(4) SONAPUR 4513.
(5) SHIBPUR 4713
(6) HAJIPUR
(7) MEHERPUR 4813.
(8) KARIMPUR tr junc
(9) MIRPUR 4313.
(10) GR 460129 (SOS for bty)
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(11) Tr junc 4514
(12) MEHERPUR ferry site.
(13) KARIMPUR
(14) KARIMPUR river tr junc(SOS for Mor)

h. LZ/DZ. South of MIRPUR, West of SHANTI

En

8. Aim . To adv along MAHESHPUR-HAJIPUR BHABANIPUR and capture upto


LAXMIPUR.

9. Nature of En and Tac.

a. En may adv through MAHESHPUR-HAJIPUR BHABANIPUR spear- headed by


tks.
b. En may contain us from the fornt and attk from the flank.
c. En by passes, if poss.

10. Eqpt. Not known.

10 Composn. Armd, arty, inf and engrs.

11. Disposn. En’s 81 bde is conc at MAHESHPUR.

12. Morale. Since en is an offensive his morale is likely to be high.

13. Res and Rft. Not Known.

14. Capabilities/ Specialties. Not Known.

15 Deductions.

a. As en has armr and grd permits armd mov, therefore , my biasness of Atk def is
cfm.
b. Since en is likely to adv spear-headed by tks, so, I should separate tks from inf by
keeping prelim dml br at 468138.
c. Since en may by-pass so deductions drawn on EW elms are cfm.
d. Since en may contain us from the front and attk on the flanks, so, I should have all
rd def.
e. Deductions drawn in grd is cfm.

Relative Str

16. Relative str is as fol:

Ser Item En Own Ratio


a. Armd 4 tp 1tp 4:1
b. Arty 3 bty 1bty 3:1
c. Engrs 3 Engr pl 1pl 3:1
d. Inf 36 pls 12pls 3:1
f. Comp pl - 1
g. Air 4 1 4:1
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17. Deductions.

a. Since en has got adequate str in armr, therefore, my rd cratering deduction is cfm.
b. Since I have tk with me, I shall put them in area GR 463113 for facilitating C
attk.
c. Since en has got air superiority so my mov during day will be restricted and I
should select the flight path of the en air craft and place air sentries accordingly.
d. All other deductions cfm.

Assesment of Task.

18. My assessment of tps to task is as fol:

Ser Tasks Tps Reqr

1. To hold HAJIPUR 3 pls


2. To hold SHITAKUNDA 3 pls
3. To hold JARNAGAR 3 pls
4. To hold SHANTI 3 pls
5. To hold KARIMPUR 1 Pl
6. Bn Screen-1 1 pl
7. Bn Screen-2 1 pl
8. EW elms 1 pl
9. For C attk/ c pen-Atk def 2 tp
10. Creating rd catering 1 pl (aslt pnr)
11. Mine fd 1 pl engrs
12. To engage DFs/DF(SOS) 2 bty
Total Tps Reqr 16 pl inf, 1 pl aslt pnr, 1 pl engrs,
1 bty and 2 tk tps.
Total Tps Aval 13 pl inf, 1 pl aslt pnr, 1 pl engrs,
2 bty and 1 tk tps.
Addl Reqr tk tps and 1 bty

19. Deductions. Since I have less tps and resources than I reqr, therefore, I shall ask
for addl tps. If I am not provided with addl tps and resources I would do the fol:

a. I should hold 5 GTIs (as above) by 3 inf coys and 1 composite pl


b. I shall emp EW elms from depth coy
c. I should have eff A tk obs parties to offset preponderance of en armr.
d. I should use arty and mor successively for DFs.
e. I should empl 2 pls from 2 depth coys for 2 screen posn
f. Engr pl will be asst by aslt pnr pl and rifle man.
g. All other deductions cfm.

Time and Space

20. Timings.

a. Time now : 061100 hrs.


b. Def to be occupied by : 071830 hrs.
c. Def to be ready by : 091530 hrs
d. First lt : 0530 hrs
e. Last lt. : 1830 hrs
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f. Time aval : 66 ½ hrs (Day- 7 ½ +13+13 = 33 ½


Ni- 11 + 11+11 = 33 hrs)
21. Reqr of Day Hrs.

a. Recce, planning and order by:

(1) Bn comd : 5 hrs


(2) Coy Comd : 4 hrs
(3) Pl Comd : 3 hrs
b. Occupation : 1hr
13 hrs
22. Reqr of Ni Hrs.

a. Digging of main posn : 6 hrs


b. Clearance of F of F : 1 hr
c. OHC : 2 hrs
d. Digging of altn posn. : 6 hrs
e. OHP : 4 hrs
(Obs laying will take 12 hrs) 19 hrs

23. Deduction.

a. Enough time is aval to take up def within stipulated time.


b. All recce palnning and orders must be completed not later than 061830 Jul 97
c. Mov from present loc to def posn not later than 061830 Jul 97
d. Def to be occupied not later than 071730 Jul 97
d. Screen to be in posn not later than 071600 Jul 97
e. Digging of main posn to start not later than 071930 Jul 97
f. Obs laying should start as soon as occupation is completed.
g. My allotment of timings are:

Ser Items Block Running Remarks

1. Map recce and 1 hr 1100-1200 06 Jul 97


issue of wng O
2. Recce at all level 3 ½ hrs 1200-1530
simultaneously
3. Bn comd’s order 1 hr 1530-1630
4. Coy comd’s order 1hr 1630-1730
5. Pl comd’s order 1hr 1730-1830
6. Mov to fwd AA ( 22 hrs 1830-1630 07 Jul 97
KHATUNGANJ)
and Rest
7. Mov from fwd AA 1hr 1630-1730
to def loc
8. Occupation and 1 hr 1730-1830
sec comd’s
briefing.
9. Siting of wpn, 1 hr 1830-1930
clearing F of F and
9. Digging of Main 6 hrs 1930-0130
Posn
5. OHC 3 hrs O130 -0430
6. Development of 13 hrs 0430-1730 08 Jul 97
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Def and Rest
7. Digging of altn 6 hrs 1730-2330
Posn.
8. OHP 5 hrs 2330-0430
9. Unforeseen 1 hr 0430-0530 09 Jul 97

j. Previous deductions cfm.

Summary of Major Deductions

24. The major deductions are as fol:

a. Pri of App.

(1) App -2(Center).


(2) App -3 (East)
(3) App-1 (West)

b. Biasness of Anti tk Def. Since app 2 is suitable for en tk mov, therefore, to


deny en tk threat in this area I shall have Atk biased def in app2.

c. Pri of Def Line (incl gp of GTIs).

(1) Line 1(L-1). Home Bank of river BASHUMATI 4712 (HAJIPUR,


SHITAKUNDA, JARNAGAR, SHANTI AND KARIMPUR)

(2) L- 2. Home Bank of river BISHKHALI 5013(SHONAPUR,


SHIBPUR, MEHERPUR, SHITAKUNDA AND HAJIPUR)

(3) L-3. Home Bank of river BANDARI(KHATUNGANJ, SADPUR,


NADIA 4504 AND FENI 4304)

d. Likely EW.

(1) MIRPUR(Stading Ptl).


(2) Vill 462128 (LP/OP),
(3) CHANDPUR 5010 Standing Ptl ( i n coord with 12 inf bn)

e. Likely Screen Posn. SONAPUR and MEHERPUR

f. Obs Plan.

(1) Mine fd in between fwd coys, in the flanks and North of Karimpur.
(2) Prelim dml – br over BISHKHALI.
(3) Denial of X sites by cratering –river tr junc 455143, MEHERPUR ferry site
, SHITAKUNDA ferry site, apps to bridge at 463123

a. Likely DF.

(1) BHANGA
(2) BANCHANAGAR.
(3) MONSHIRHAT 4714.
(4) SONAPUR 4513.
(5) SHIBPUR 4713
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(6) HAJIPUR
(7) MEHERPUR 4813.
(8) KARIMPUR tr junc
(9) MIRPUR 4313.
(10) GR 460129 (SOS for bty)
(11) Tr junc 4514
(12) MEHERPUR ferry site.
(13) KARIMPUR
(14) KARIMPUR river tr junc(SOS for Mor)

h. LZ/DZ. South of MIRPUR, West of SHANTI


.
j. Empl of Armr. Since I have tk with me, I shall put them in area GR 463113
for facilitating C attk.
k. Air. Since en has got air superiority so my mov during day will be restricted
and I should select the flight path of the en air craft and place air sentries accordingly.

l. Management og Resources. Since I have less tps and resources than I reqr,
therefore, I shall ask for addl tps. If I am not provided with addl tps and resources I would
do the fol:

(1) I should hold 5 GTIs (as above) by 3 inf coys and 1 composite pl
(2) I shall emp EW elms from depth coy
(3) I should have eff A tk obs parties to offset preponderance of en armr.
(4) I should use arty and mor successively for DFs.
(5) I should empl 2 pls from 2 depth coys for 2 screen posn
(6) Engr pl will be asst by aslt pnr pl and rifle man.

m. Timings.

(1) All recce palnning and orders must be completed not later than 061830 Jul
97.
(2) Mov from present loc to def posn not later than 061830 Jul 97.
(3) Screen to be in posn not later than 071600 Jul 97.
(4) Obs laying should start as soon as occupation is completed.

EN COURSES

25. Course A. To attk fol centre app sp by armr.

a. Likelyhood. More likely.


b. Effect.

(1) Main def will remain intact from en’s initial fire, screen will be interfered
first.
(2) En will open up fire from a long distance(due to obs infront) and own fwd
coys will come under frontal attk.
(3) We are likely to give our extent /frontage by en’s probing fire.
(4) We will have some scope feel en’s dir of threat and repulse.
(5) We will be able to deal with the en in the expected dir.
(6) As our depth will not be attk in the first wave, depth coys can bring down
fire on fwd coy locs once they are captured/over run.
(7) Own depth’s are likely to be hy engaged by en’s arty.
(8) Attk from expected dir.

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26. Course B.

a. Likelyhood.
c. Effect.

EN’S MOST PROBABLE COURSE

27. En is most likely to adopt Course A for fol reasons:

a. Good app.
b. Tks in close sp.

OWN COURSES

27. Course –1. To take up def posn with two coys up in SONAPUR and MEHERPUR
along the river BISHKHALI and two coys in depth at and with
composite pl
at , Screen at and ,EW elms at ,

a. Advantages.

(1) All apps are covered/gd.


(2) Main app well gd.
(3) Def is based on fromidable obs.
(4) X sites are covered.
(5) Own flanks are covered/gd.
(6) Obsn and F of F is clear.
(7) Well coord, mutually sp and compact def.
(8) Arty can provide frie sp adequately to apps from own posn.
(9) Def is well fwd.
(10) All rd def(in depth) is poss.
(11) No unmanageable gap/ Ideal gaps.
(12) Secondary app is covered.
(13) Vital areas/Most imp GTIs are physically secured.
(14) Fwd coys have maneuvering space and can fall back.
(15) En has yo depl before x/ En can not by pass.
(16) En is held well fwd.
(17) Pen/ infiltration is difficult.
(18) C2 easy.
(19) Right /left flanks are naturally gd.
(20) En has to attk across and obs.
(21) No obs behind.
(22) En armr is likely to be separated during x.

b. Disadvantages.

(1) With a maj obs at the rear of the def posn, it may be difficult to fall back.
(2) A major water obs splits the bn def and canalizes all mov through br.
(3) Fwd coy and depth coy flight isolated batle.
(4) Difficult for c attk.
(5) Def is not compact.
(6) Fwd coys/depth locs are not mutually sp.
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(7) Extended frontage than usual.
(8) Higher grd on the en’s side of the river.
(9) Rest F of F in area-----------
(10) Flank in not protected.
(11) Def is far back/Vast area infront left ungd.
(12) Allows en’s uninterrupted mov upto area------------
(13) A sizeable force have to be depl ahead which weakens the main def.
(14) Break in at one place will jeopardize entire def.
(15) Lacks depth.
(16) Passive in nature.
(17) En can deal indl posn in isolation.
(18) Attk force can achieve surprise.
(19) Early loss of terr.
(20) Presence of no of tributaries make def prone to infiltration.
(21) C2 difficult
(22) Comparatively easy to breakthrough .
(23) En pen/ infiltration may be poss.
(24) Linear form of def/ extended def.
(25) En can by pass fol E/W app
(26) Gaps between the fwd and depth coys are more.
(27) Advantages of natural obs is not taken adequately.

28. Course –II. To take up def in gen area with two coys up at
and and two coys in depth at and with composite pl
at , Screen at and ,EW elms at ,

c. Advantages.

(23) All apps are covered/gd.


(24) Main app well gd.
(25) Def is based on fromidable obs.
(26) X sites are covered.
(27) Own flanks are covered/gd.
(28) Obsn and F of F is clear.
(29) Well coord, mutually sp and compact def.
(30) Arty can provide frie sp adequately to apps from own posn.
(31) Def is well fwd.
(32) All rd def(in depth) is poss.
(33) No unmanageable gap/ Ideal gaps.
(34) Secondary app is covered.
(35) Vital areas/Most imp GTIs are physically secured.
(36) Fwd coys have maneuvering space and can fall back.
(37) En has yo depl before x/ En can not by pass.
(38) En is held well fwd.
(39) Pen/ infiltration is difficult.
(40) C2 easy.
(41) Right /left flanks are naturally gd.
(42) En has to attk across and obs.
(43) No obs behind.
(44) En armr is likely to be separated during x.

d. Disadvantages.

(28) With a maj obs at the rear of the def posn, it may be difficult to fall back.
(29) A major water obs splits the bn def and canalizes all mov through br.
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(30) Fwd coy and depth coy flight isolated batle.
(31) Difficult for c attk.
(32) Def is not compact.
(33) Fwd coys/depth locs are not mutually sp.
(34) Extended frontage than usual.
(35) Higher grd on the en’s side of the river.
(36) Rest F of F in area-----------
(37) Flank in not protected.
(38) Def is far back/Vast area infront left ungd.
(39) Allows en’s uninterrupted mov upto area------------
(40) A sizeable force have to be depl ahead which weakens the main def.
(41) Break in at one place will jeopardize entire def.
(42) Lacks depth.
(43) Passive in nature.
(44) En can deal indl posn in isolation.
(45) Attk force can achieve surprise.
(46) Early loss of terr.
(47) Presence of no of tributaries make def prone to infiltration.
(48) C2 difficult
(49) Comparatively easy to breakthrough .
(50) En pen/ infiltration may be poss.
(51) Linear form of def/ extended def.
(52) En can by pass fol E/W app
(53) Gaps between the fwd and depth coys are more.
(54) Advantages of natural obs is not taken adequately.

29. Course III. To take up def in gen area with two coys up at
and and two coys in depth at and with composite pl
at , Screen at and ,EW elms at ,

e. Advantages.

(45) All apps are covered/gd.


(46) Main app well gd.
(47) Def is based on fromidable obs.
(48) X sites are covered.
(49) Own flanks are covered/gd.
(50) Obsn and F of F is clear.
(51) Well coord, mutually sp and compact def.
(52) Arty can provide frie sp adequately to apps from own posn.
(53) Def is well fwd.
(54) All rd def(in depth) is poss.
(55) No unmanageable gap/ Ideal gaps.
(56) Secondary app is covered.
(57) Vital areas/Most imp GTIs are physically secured.
(58) Fwd coys have maneuvering space and can fall back.
(59) En has yo depl before x/ En can not by pass.
(60) En is held well fwd.
(61) Pen/ infiltration is difficult.
(62) C2 easy.
(63) Right /left flanks are naturally gd.
(64) En has to attk across and obs.
(65) No obs behind.
(66) En armr is likely to be separated during x.
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f. Disadvantages.

(55) With a maj obs at the rear of the def posn, it may be difficult to fall back.
(56) A major water obs splits the bn def and canalizes all mov through br.
(57) Fwd coy and depth coy flight isolated batle.
(58) Difficult for c attk.
(59) Def is not compact.
(60) Fwd coys/depth locs are not mutually sp.
(61) Extended frontage than usual.
(62) Higher grd on the en’s side of the river.
(63) Rest F of F in area-----------
(64) Flank in not protected.
(65) Def is far back/Vast area infront left ungd.
(66) Allows en’s uninterrupted mov upto area------------
(67) A sizeable force have to be depl ahead which weakens the main def.
(68) Break in at one place will jeopardize entire def.
(69) Lacks depth.
(70) Passive in nature.
(71) En can deal indl posn in isolation.
(72) Attk force can achieve surprise.
(73) Early loss of terr.
(74) Presence of no of tributaries make def prone to infiltration.
(75) C2 difficult
(76) Comparatively easy to breakthrough .
(77) En pen/ infiltration may be poss.
(78) Linear form of def/ extended def.
(79) En can by pass fol E/W app
(80) Gaps between the fwd and depth coys are more.
(81) Advantages of natural obs is not taken adequately.

SELECTION OF THE BEST COURSE

32. I shall adopt Course I for fol overriding reasons :

a. Def is based on formidable obs.


b. Less are is kept in front/def is well fwd.
c. All the apps are gd.
d. Well coord and compact def.
e. ………….

33. I shall offset my disadvantages as under:

a. By laying mines in the rt/left flanks.


b. Gaps between the coys locs will be covered by obs.
c. I shall prep altn posn for sp wpns for mutual sp.
d. ………..

PLAN

32. MISSION. Take up def in gen area HAJIPUR astride the main rd and
SHITAKUNDA incl rd MEHERPUR- JARNAGAR by 090530 Jul 97.
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33. EXECUTION.

a. Gen Outline. Def will be two up:

(1) A Coy left fwd coy


(2) B Coy right fwd coy
(3) C Coy left depth coy
(4) D Coy rt depth coy
(5) Comp pl to def KARIMPUR.
(6) Screen at and

b. A Coy.

(1) Gp. 1 x Arty and 1 x Mor observer Allotted.

(2) Tasks. Occupy def posn in area HAJIPUR astride the main rd along the
home bank of river BASHUMATI.

c. B Coy.

(1) Gp. 1 x Arty observer and on redepl of Screen-2, 1 x Mor observer


allotted.

(2) Tasks. Occupy def posn in SHITAKUNDA incl the rd and DAUKI
along the home bank of river BASHUMATI.

d. C Coy.

(1) Gp. Det one inf pl with a MG and RR to screen-1.

(2) Tasks.

(a) Occupy def posn in SHANTI astride the main rd.


(b) Be prep to launch C attk SHITAKUNDA on code ‘ANVIL’
(c) Be prep to take c pen posn on code ‘JAGOO’

e. D Coy.

(1) Gp. Det one inf pl with am MG and RR to screen –2.

(2) Tasks.

(a) Occupy def posn in area JARNAGAR incl rd.


(b) Be prep to launch c attk HAJIPUR on code ‘HAMMER’
(b) Be prep to take c pen posn on code ‘STRIKE’.
(c)
f. Bn Screen-1.

(1) Comd. Capt PPP.

(2) Gp. Pl ex C coy with 1 x MG and 1 x RR. 1x Arty observer alloted.

(3) Tasks.
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(a) Depl in area SONAPUR covering the main rd.


(b) Depl the en at LR and inflict cas.
(c) Provide EW.
(d) Redepl on code BUDDY and join own coy.

g. Bn Screen-2.

(1) Comd. Capt KKK.

(2) Gp. Pl ex D coy with 1 x MG and 1 x RR. 1x Arty observer alloted.

(3) Tasks.

(a) Depl in area MEHERPUR.


(b) Depl the en at LR and inflict cas.
(c) Provide EW.
(d) Redepl on code SHAKTI and join own coy.

h. Bn Mor.

(1) Loc. TWIN TREE 462112.


(2) Tasks. Provide sp as per plan.

j. Aslt Pnr Pl.

(1) Loc. Bn HQ.


(2) Tasks. Lay mines as per obs plan.

k. Tk Tp, 4 Horse.

(1) Posn east of Bn HQ at 463116.


(2) Be prep to launch C attk on fwd coys posn with C and D coy.
(3) Be prep to reinforce Atk def of A and B coy.

l. Composite Pl 45 Div Sp Bn.

(1) Gp. 1 x arty observer alloted on redepl of Screen –1.

(2) Tasks. Occupy def posn in area KARIMPUR.

m. P Bty, 2 Fd Regt Arty. Provide fire sp as per plan.

n. Fd Pl 1 Engr Bn.

(1) Loc. West of Bn HQ.

(2) Tasks. Exec obs plan. Pri of wk as fol:

(a) Prelim dml of br at 468138.


(b) Denial of X-sites by rd cratering at MEHERPUR ferry site, tr-river
junc 455143, tr river junc 435125, and SHITAKUNDA ferry site.
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(c) Mine fds.
(d) Wire obs.
(e) Denial of rd exit from br at 463123 on redepl of Screen-1.

p. Coord Instr.

(1) Timings.

(a) Posn to be occupied by 071830 Jul 97.


(b) Posn to be ready by 090530 Jul 97.
(c) Screen to be in posn by 071600 Jul 97.

(2) Bdry. Main rd incl to A and C coy. DAUKI incl to B coy.

(3) FDL. Along the river BASHUMATI.

(4) Pri of Wks.

(a) Clearance of F of F.
(b) Digging of original posn.
(c) Cam and Concealment, OHP.
(d) Digging of altn posn and C pen posn,
(e) Rehearsal for C attk.

(5) Coord. 08100 Jul 97 at 463123.

(6) C pen Posn. To be decided during coord.

(7) C Attk by Coys and Tp Tk. To be finalized during coord.

(8) Stand to Timings.

(a) 0515-0545 hrs.


(b) 1815-1845 hrs.

(9) Ptls. A, B and D coy to send a dominating ptl each at MIRPUR,


BANCHANAGAR< and east of MEHERPUR respectively.

(10) DF Task Table. Issued as anx A.

33. SERVICE SUPPORT.


34. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.

XYZ
Lt col
CO, 87 E Bengal

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DF PLAN

Answer to Question No –4

1. Considerations.

a. Resources Aval.

(1) UC.
Tp of tk
Comp pl
Bn mor
60 mm mor
MG
RR

(2) In Ds.
P bty, 7 fd regt arty

(3) In Sp bty’s fire not guaranteed not to be considered in the


DF plan.

(4) 60 mm mor, MG and RR will fire on obsn.

(5) Air. Sorties aval on req (If given).

a. Selection of DF.

(6) There will be one separate DF (SOS) each for arty and mor.

(7) There will be one separate DF (OL) each for arty and mor.

(8) There will be more 8 close DFs for mor.

(9) There will be more 2 DFs in depth and 4 close DFs for
arty.

b. Ammo Aval.

(1) Tk - 60 rds.
(2) Arty - 100 rds.
(3) Bn Mor – 120 rds.
(4) MG - 3000 rds.
(5) RR - 18 rds.
(6) 60 mm Mor – 60 rds.

c. Planning Range.

(1) Fd Arty - 10 km.


(2) Bn Mor - 3 km.
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(3) 60 mm Mor – 1.5 km.

d. Safety Distance.

(1) Fd Arty - 200 yds.


(2) Bn Mor - 300 yds.
(3) 60 mm Mor- 110 yds.

2. Reasons for Selecting DFs. As per remark colm of tgt list (Anx A).

3. Tgt List. Att as Anx A.

4. Mk of Sketch. Att as Anx B.

Anxs :
A. Tgt list.
B. Mk of sketch.

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TGT LIST
Ser Tgt no Description Grid ref Ht (ft) Remarks
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
1 P - 2001 CULVERT 444333 Likely AA ( DF in depth)
2 P - 2002 BR 444222 Likely FUP ( DF SOS)
3 P - 2003 DEFILE 444555 Own Loc (DF OL)
4 P - 2004 X SITE 444666 Likely AA (DF in depth)
5 P - 2005 BR 444777 Close DF
6 P - 2006 CLUMP 444888 Close DF
7 P - 2007 ORCHARD 499449 Likely fwd AA
8 P - 2008 RIVER BAND 555222 Close DF
9 H- 201 RD JUNC 555333 Close DF
10 H- 201 RAIL X 555444 Likely FUP (DF SOS)
11 H- 203 CULVERT 555666 Close DF
12 H- 204 RD TR JUNC 555777 DF OL
13 H- 205 X SITE 555888 Close DF
14 H- 206 BR 555999 Close DF
15 H- 207 VILL 666222 Close DF
16 H- 208 RIVER BAND 666333 Close DF
17 H- 209 CULVERT 666444 Close DF
18 H- 210 CLUMP 666555 Close DF

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