Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Nov 28, 2011Even as the Defense minister AK Antony said in parliament today that there is no information regarding a joint military exercise of Pakistani and Chinese armies nearly 25 kms away from the border area of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, thousands of Indian soldiers in tanks and fighter jets are getting ready for manoeuvres in the desert sector near the border for the long-scheduled exercise SUDARSHAN SHAKTI, says MoD.
Around 50,000 troops along with T-90, T-72, Arjun Tanks and BMPs will carry out simulated assaults on their objectives with the Artillery and IAF providing the support.
"This exercise will be a trendsetter for the Integrated Theatre Concept". The transformation of the force is at making the Army a more agile, versatile, lethal and networked force. In this exercise, we will be trying out new structures, strategies, and test beds of an integrated, seamless air-land battle," says a spokesman.