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Army Southern Command conducts exercises in Rajasthan desert

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Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Army’s Sudarshan Chakra Corps conducted the Sindhu Sudarshan exercise in the deserts of Rajasthan from last November 28 to December 4 said Defence Rajasthan PRO Colonel Sombit Ghosh said here on Wednesday.

Southern Command commander Lt. General S.K. Saini reviewed the exercise on December 2-3 at an unspecified location, 115 kilometres southwest of Jodhpur city, he said.

Sudarshan Chakra Corps Commander Lt. General Yogendra Dimri briefed the Army Commander and, thereafter, oversaw the conduct of the exercise in which a number of vital army concepts in deserts were validated to further streamline its operational plans on the western front, he added.

The integrated exercise involved the use of mechanised forces, infantry, artillery and other force multipliers such as drones and electronic warfare systems.

The indigenous armed Rudra Advanced Light Helicopters were employed alongside Indian Air Force helicopters in a fully integrated and synergised manner.

The various battle groups participating in the exercise underwent extensive training in the past two months to validate their operational plans.

With emphasis on surveillance and network centricity, a multitude of aerial and land based sensors were fielded to give a comprehensive tactical picture to the commanders.

The Rudra Advanced Light Helicopters, the newly inducted K-9 Vajra weapon system and other new generation force multipliers were validated for operations in the deserts.

Technology demonstrators such as the Radio Trunk System and satellite-based communications were also fielded during the exercise.

Unique in scope and scale, the exercise simulated battlefield conditions and focused on fine tuning surveillance and destruction mechanisms to support precision strikes and manoeuvres by network enabled forces.

Lt. General Saini complimented the troops for their professionalism and operational readiness during the exercise which displayed the prowess, capability and resolve of the Southern Command to face all challenges across the spectrum of conflict, according to the spokesperson.



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