Indian Air Force holds war games in northeast

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    New Delhi : Preparing to meet military threats from China, the Indian Air Force has been conducting a major war exercise in the northeast, in coordination with the army, to test their combat potential.

    "The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Shillong-based Eastern Air Command commenced the exercise codenamed 'Pralay' (Apocalypse) on Feb 29,"
    a air force officer said.

    The exercise involves joint army-air operations by the IAF and the Indian Army's Kolkata-based Eastern Command, senior air force and army officers said here Thursday.

    "The annual exercise is aimed at testing the combat potential of the IAF in various roles such as air defence, ground support operations, counter air operations, electronic warfare, joint operations with the army, including special operations by day and night," an officer said.

    Among the aircraft participating in the exercise are the frontline Sukhoi-30, Mirage-2000, MiG-29, Jaguar, MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft, Mi-17 helicopters, AN-32 and C-130J transport planes, the AWACS, flight refuelling aircraft, as well as remotely piloted aircraft from the army.

    "It also includes conduct of Special Forces operations and night operations in conjunction with ground forces," the officer said.

    The entire spectrum of air operations by aircraft under dense air defence environment is being practiced both by day and night.

    The exercise also includes facets of network centric operations, electronic warfare as well as information warfare and all technology-intensive battle manoeuvres.

    Apart from war fighting in the skies, various ground contingencies related to air force operations are being tested.

    "Lessons learnt from this exercise would be incorporated in future operational strategies," an army officer said.

    Eastern Army Command is actively taking part to train the forces in joint operations, the officials added.

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    India holds military exercises close to China border

    New Delhi, Mar 1 (PTI) India has begun major military exercises close to the Chinese border involving Special Forces of the Army and frontline fighters such as Su-30MKI as part of the endeavour to be battle ready in the inhospitable mountainous region. Code-named as 'Pralay' (devastation), the day-and-night exercises are mainly dominated by the aerial manoeuvres with support by ground forces. The four-day exercises in the north-eastern sector, including Arunachal Pradesh, began yesterday, coinciding with the official India visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jeichi here. China has been laying claim over entire Arunachal Pradesh and voices objections whenever any senior union minister visits the state. IAF spokesman said the exercises were taking place "along the Brahmaputra river and eastern region" and "involves joint Army-Air Force operations by Eastern Air Command and Army Eastern Command." The exercise is aimed at testing the combat potential of the IAF in various roles such as air defence, ground support operations, counter air operations and electronic warfare, he said. Besides the frontline Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000, MiG-29 and Jaguar fighter aircraft, IAF would be flying the strategic lift C-130J transport plane along with AN-32 and the AWACS. "Apart from war fighting in the skies, various ground contingencies related to Air Force operations are being tested," he said, adding that lessons learnt from this exercise would be incorporated in future operational strategies. Army would also be using the remotely piloted aircraft for the exercise.

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    India requires more of such war drills near china border especially in AP and around Tibet.

    China understands only one language and that is power (projection) and on that front we should never compromise…we have one of the highest military budget and standing military in Asia still we are bullied by every other Chinese diplomat or foreign minister..these bastards are raising concern when our central minister is visiting its own state i.e. AP…how disgusting..…it’s time to give them a befitting response in a lang that they understand!
     
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    I think the scale of these exercises will be progressively increased to test even offensive capacities across the border into Chinese territory to offset any loss we might suffer in a massive first move from the Chinese.

    Good going this.
     
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    Ah ha, Finally, seems like the Indians seem to be growing some guts to confront the Chinese..... Better late than never.....
     
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    What do you mean finally? This isn't the first exercise on the Indo-Sino border. Here's another one from 2 years back, also Indian Army is not twiddling it's thumbs, they are training hard every day and are prepared for any hostilities. I believe General VK Singh when he says another 1962 is not possible and I have faith in Indian Jawans who will be doing the fighting. FU(k the Chinis, they are over rated.

    Crappy reporting, but I like what the Sardar says mid way and at the end!

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    LONG LIVE INDIA......FU(K CHINA.......JAI HIND! :india::india::india:
     
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    That is really crappy reporting - the wording and tone seems so lame and incendiary!
    Oh I know!

    So Fox!
     
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    'Pralay' war game to be conducted by Indian Army and Air Force

    Ground-and-air war games, China in mind

    New Delhi, March 1: The air force and the army are conducting an exercise across the eastern and northeastern states to test defences and special operations in the event of hostilities with China. This is the largest exercise of its kind.

    “This time we are focused on the Brahmaputra Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Mizoram to exercise our entire capabilities in all roles in conjunction with the army to disrupt enemy intrusion and take the battle to the adversary,” Air Marshal M. Matheswaran, senior air staff officer of the Shillong-headquartered Eastern Air Command, told The Telegraph.

    Codenamed “Pralay”, the exercise was designed by the Calcutta-headquartered Eastern Army Commander, Lt General Bikram Singh, and the Eastern Air Commander, Air Marshal S. Varthaman.

    The exercise area is spread over the eight northeastern states and Bengal but action is mostly concentrated along the Brahmaputra Valley and Arunachal.

    The air force has also deployed its assets from other commands to the east and northeast for the exercise, which is expected to conclude on March 3. “Pralay” began on February 29 but the mobilisation for it started on February 20.

    More than 70 aircraft — including the airborne warning and control system (AWACS) planes, Sukhoi 30MKi, MiG-29, MiG-27 and Mirage 2000 combat planes — have been deployed.

    This is the first time that the Israeli Phalcon AWACS are being tested in a simulated combat environment on such a scale. AWACS are designed to detect, acquire and designate targets for other fighter aircraft. Mid-air refuellers have also been deployed to practise long-range strike missions.

    “Drills that will help us validate joint operational directives in the valleys and the hills are being emphasised,” Matheswaran said.

    The air force spokesperson, Wing Commander Gerard Galway, said the eastern command holds an annual exercise. But the deployment of assets from the western and central air commands to the east shows that the scale this time is much larger.

    The war-gamed scenario is of a short but intense conflict. Matheswaran said the AFNET — the air force’s own optic-fibre cable grid — was being used for voice, data and visual communication.

    “This exercise is bringing out the net-centric capabilities that we are developing,” he said. The exercise would culminate by concentrating on a few unspecified areas in Assam and Arunachal.

    The army’s 33, 3 and 4 Corps, headquartered in Sukna (north Bengal), Tezpur (Assam) and Rangapahar (Nagaland), are in the loop for the exercise. The 33 and 4 Corps have dual responsibilities for counter-insurgency and the China front.

    In an unrelated exercise, platoons of the Indonesian and Indian armies are practising at the Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairante, Mizoram.

    “Exercise Garuda Shakti” is the first joint platoon-level training programme for the two armies. In an outdoor drill named “Chakravyuh”, the platoons practised busting an insurgent hideout in Mizoram’s Lushai Hills early on Thursday after a nightlong march.

    “They are very sincere, devoted, well-prepared and eager to learn,” the school’s commandant, Major General A.K. Sen, said of the Indonesian troops as they “slithered” from the Indian Air Force’s Mi-17 helicopters, flown from the Kumbhirgram airbase in Silchar, Assam.

    The training and attack drills were coordinated in two mixed platoons (of around 30 soldiers each) of Kostrad (the Indonesian army’s strategic reserve command) and Indian infantry troops. The exercise ends tomorrow.

    China talks

    India and China today agreed to soon start a maritime cooperation dialogue to prevent incidents between their growing naval forces. The suggestion had come from the Chinese.

    S.M. Krishna and Yang Jiechi met today for the first foreign minister-level annual dialogue, their discussions focusing on confidence-building measures and strengthening the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) forum.

    In another first, the Chinese embassy here issued a detailed statement on Yang’s meetings with Krishna, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Chinese mission generally avoids engaging with much of the Indian media, which Beijing believes to be biased against China.

    However, it would seem Beijing has eventually recognised the importance of the media in shaping public perceptions of India-China ties. Foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin today said China had agreed to allow Zee TV to broadcast in China.
     
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