Monday, February 27, 2012

Indian Army field exercise in Rajasthan

Press Release

Feb 27, 2012 
The Indian Army is all set to begin a major exercise in Rajasthan named 'Ex Shoor Veer' commencing from March to May 2012 in which all formations and units of Jaipur based South Western Army Command will participate to validate its war-fighting doctrines in a joint service environment.

The exercise will be based on the integrated theatre battle concept and will involve the elite Corps Strike one in the lead and will be joined by the Chetak Corps.  Joint Service synergy will be enhanced by active participation of IAF in this exercise.  With over 20,000 troops participating in the exercise, this will be one of the largest military manoeuvre conducted so far.  The exercise aimed at rapid mobilization involves several mechanized operations towards offensive operations, Battlefield transparency and operational plans based on real time situational awareness will be enhanced using intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) inputs from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Radars and satellites.  With air assets to play a decisive role in future battles, the increased air assets of the Army and Air Force would be employed in an integrated manner in the exercise.

 The exercise kick starts with mobilization and build up of units and formations of Strike One in Malwa region of Rajasthan in the month of February - March 2012.  This will be followed by training at unit and formation level and finally culminating in large scale manoeuvres under General Officer Commanding of Strike One.  A wide array of battle tanks, infantry combat vehicles, long range artillery guns, air defence weapons and radars, UAVs, fighter jts transport aircraft, attack helicopters and state of art communication system will b held in the exercise.

A large number of VIPs including Chief of Army Staff and senior dignitaries of Army and Air Force are likely to witness this exercise.

The exercise will help the South Western Army Command to validate its war-fighting concepts while working towards capability based approach 'relying on a series of transformational initiatives, concepts, organizational structures and absorption of new age technologies.

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