Army, IAF to test new fighting concepts, doctrines

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    Army, IAF to test new fighting concepts, doctrines

    MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2011

    The Army and IAF will test new battle fighting concepts and doctrines during the fortnight long exercise ‘Sudarshan Shakti’ in Rajasthan in the November end and it will continue till the first week of December. The new concepts include real time pictures of the battle zone provided to a centralised command control from fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and attack helicopters, waging war in network centric environment and massed tank drills backed by artillery guns.

    More than 300 tanks including main battle tank T-90 and T-72s, long range 150 artillery guns and about 15,000 troops will take part in the exercise in the deserts of Jaisalmer and Barmer. The total area covered during the exercise is approximately 175/150 km, sources said adding that the battleground is about 150 km away from the India-Pakistan international border.

    Sources said the nature of warfare had changed rapidly in the last one decade and the Indian formations, which conduct such drills once in three or four years, would get the chance to upgrade their skills and test the efficacy of the systems.

    The exercise will be carried out by 21 Corp which is one of the three strike corps India has. Its main responsibility is to attack the enemy in a surprise move. The three strike corps are located in Central India and can be mobilised and ready for operations with in seven days when hostilities break out.

    They said the entire array of new weapons, communication systems and electronic warfare equipment will be tested in battlefield scenario. The new systems include radars and sensors and the objective of the exercise is to review their amalgamation into overall war fighting capabilities of the army and IAF.

    The command and control centre will get real time pictures in an integrated manner from the fighter aircraft like Jaguars and SU-30s, UAVs and attack helicopters thereby helping the commander to take on the spot decisions in quick time, officials said.

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    Are the three strike corps in Central India?

    And they can mobilise in 07 days?
     
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    Different situations need different doctrines. Why has the Indian Army two high altitude schools for warfare, in Gulmarg, and Tawang?
     

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