Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra
Southern Command was formed in 1895 and has been active since then. It was reformed in 1942 as Southern Army during World War II by the British. However, the formation of the command was reverted to the original in November 1945 with the same name “Southern Command”. The southern command has seen action during various important events taking place in India including the integration of various princely states in modern India, Indian annexation of Goa in 1961, and during Indo-Pakistani Wars in 1965 and 1971. Lieutenant General SK Saini is the current commander of this command.
Subordinate units of the Southern Command are –
- 41st Artillery Division – Pune
- XII Corps – Jodhpur
- XXI Corps – Bhopal