Army Holds Exercise In Rajasthan

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Jaipur: Indian Army is holding a major military training exercise ‘Chakravyuh-II’ to validate battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the Pivot Formation and Rapid Division, in Suratgarh.

The exercise also involves rapid mobilisation and execution of battle plans in conjunction with the Air Force. “The exercise aims to validate the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the Pivot Formation and Rapid Division of the Army along with all its affiliated components” Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

The exercise envisages mechanised manoeuvres in the entire spectra of new generation weapons, platforms and systems are employed in areas where rapid development and urbanisation along the border is predominant, he said.

“It has provided an opportunity to all commanders in planning and conduct of large scale operations an integrated theatre environment along with Air Force including fighter ground attack aircrafts, attack helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted vehicles and communication helicopters,” Ojha said.

Consequently, troop insertion by air was also integrated into the exercise using the Special Forces and other Heliborne troops. During the exercise, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communication systems were put to test in a network-centric battlefield environment supported by required operational logistics.

Improved mobility, inventory management techniques and extensive use of information technology to ensure logistics are in step with the fast paced operational environment was also validated during the exercise.

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