For this season the Reds and Golds have signed a number of high profile players to strengthen their squad.
East Bengal has signed David Lalrinmuana, Jackichand singh, Rowlin Borges for this campaign.
East Benagal has won the national title back in 2004 for the last time, and in 2007 the league has e new name as a I league and they are now eager to win the I league for the first time in this year, and they are more desperate to win the I league because in the last couple of years Mohan Bagan their Arch rival has won it for several times.
Rowlin who is currently playing the ISL competitions with the Northeast side and he has agreed few days ago to join the Reds and Golds and he will challenge the veteran Mehtab Hossain for the starting lineup.
David Lalrinmuana had an excellent previous season with his former club Aizawl FC, and on the other hand the neoteric Jackichand Singh had a breakthrough season for Royal Wahingdoh in 2014-2015.
Under Stephen Constantine appointed as the new manager of the Blue Tigers, this trio had made their debut for the national team eight months ago.
Right now they are searching for a new striker and they are after Delhi Dynamo striker Richard Gadze.
I league will start form 7 th January from the next year.