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Army Commander reviews wargame exercise conducted in Hanumangarh

Army Commander reviews wargame exercise conducted in Hanumangarh

South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni on Sunday reviewed the conduct of wargame exercise "Sarvada Vijay" (Always Victorious), underway in border district of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Sahani was briefed by Lt Gen Ravi Thodge, Corps Commander of Mathura-based Strike Corps, on the training aspects.

South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni on Sunday reviewed the conduct of wargame exercise "Sarvada Vijay" (Always Victorious), underway in border district of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Sahani was briefed by Lt Gen Ravi Thodge, Corps Commander of Mathura-based Strike Corps, on the training aspects.

The exercise is being conducted as part of regular training where a large Army formation is practicing and honing war fighting skills, defence spokesperson S D Goswami said. More than 20,000 troops, over 200 tanks and armoured personnel carrier are taking part in wargames being held close to the border with Pakistan.

The Mathura-based 1 Strike Corps and its elements are taking part in the exercise and are practising the war-fighting concepts of the force. The 1 Strike Corps is an important formation of the Army and would be tasked to carry out strikes deep inside enemy territory in case of a war. Over two days with the Strike Corps, the Army Commander of Jaipur-headquartered South Western Command reviewed complex and integrated operational manoeuvres of the formation.

Networked radars, UAVs and aerial surveillance platforms ensured continuous flow of information resulting in battlefield transparency which enabled commanders to asses and suitably modify their operational plans to meet the emerging challenges. Mobile communication systems integrated with terrestrial network provided efficient communication on the move across the battle field.

Synergy between Army and Air Force in launching coordinated air-land battle and the ability to orchestrate battle in network centric environment were successfully validated in the exercise which began few days ago.


first published:May 04, 2014, 13:29 IST