Friday, April 24, 2015

Indian Army's Ambala-Based 2 Strike Corps To Validate Its Strike Capabilities

To hone its combat skills and validate its strike capabilities ‘Kharga Corps’ is undertaking a major exercise in the area of Suratgarh in Rajasthan wherein more than 20,000 troops will participate. Code named ‘BRAHMASHIRA’ the exercise aims to validate the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the Kharga Strike Corps along with all its affiliated components and will witness display of seamless integration of Air Force as part of ‘Integrated Theatre Battle Concept’. 

Exercise ‘BRAHMASHIRA’ has been conceptualised by the Kharga Corps under aegis of Western Command for rapid mobilisation and speedy multiple offensives deep into enemy territory. The manoeuvres being rehearsed will allow the Army formations to break through multiple obstacles in a restricted time frame. The focus of the exercise will be on new and efficient ways of fighting a war in a synergised battlefield.

The exercise envisages mechanised manoeuvres in an entire spectrum of new generation of equipment, including major weapon platforms. These combat manoeuvres also co-opt a significant contribution from the Fighter Ground Attack Aircrafts from Indian Air Force, Attack Helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Remotely Piloted Vehicles, and Utility Helicopters. Strategic and long range vectors will also be employed during the exercise. Troops insertion by air using third dimension will be integrated fully in the exercise in the true spirit of jointness. 

Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Communication systems will be put to test in a network centric battlefield environment during the exercise duly supported by enabling operational logistics. The exercise will also provide an opportunity to all Commanders in planning and conduct of large scale operations in an Integrated Theatre Environment. The exercise will be witnessed by Lt Gen KJ Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command. 

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