Indian Army to hold massive exercise along Pakistan border

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  1. BangersAndMash

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    Mobilising over 20,000 troops and over 200 tanks, the Indian Army will hold a massive exercise in the winters along the western border with Pakistan involving the elite 21 Strike Corps.

    “The 21 Strike Corps under the Southern Command will hold its routine exercise in the western deserts in Pokharan in November-December time-frame," army officials told reporters here.

    The exercise will be part of the Army's routine wargames under which it validates and fine-tunes its war-fighting concepts and doctrines.

    During the exercise, the Army troops will also practice joint operations, with the Indian Air Force fighters and transport aircraft also taking part in the wargames to showcase their fire power.

    “The exercise will involve precision munition and advance surveillance systems to achieve a greater degree of network centric capability,” they said.

    After its experience in 'Operation Parakram', the Indian Army has been practising manoeuvres to reduce the time taken to mobilise its troops to attack enemy formations swiftly.

    The wargames come soon after the army successfully carried out two exercises in the summer. Exercise 'Vijayee Bhava' involving the 2 Strike Corps was carried out in the

    Mahajan ranges in Rajasthan whereas 'Pine Prahar' was held in the plains of Punjab by the Jalandhar-based 11 Vajra Corps.


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  3. Sikh_warrior

    Sikh_warrior Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Good news to my years.

    Men and machines should always be on continous training.....and keep them oiled!

    we never know when the exercise turns into a real battle! (next 5 years are crucial for the Af-Pak area)
     
  4. Tomcat

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    this is going to put our northwestern neighbours under heat i am wating to see whather the IA can cut donw its deyploment times even further

    here is the Orbat of the 21st Strike Corps

    31st Armored Division (White Tiger Division) headquartered at Jhansi-Babina in Uttar Pradesh, Central India. 94 Armoured Brigade may be part of the division; it is part of the Strike Corps, and has taken part in exercises with the Singaporean Army under the direction of 31 Armoured Division.[3]

    36th Infantry Division (Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Division) Sagar. In 2001, the Division Artillery Brigade was at Talbehat, 18 Armoured Brigade at Gwalior,[4] 72 Infantry Brigade at Gwalior, and 115 Infantry Brigade was at Dhana.[5]
    54th Infantry Division headquartered at Hyderabad/Secunderabad 91 Infantry Brigade at Trivandrum is an amphibious brigade.[6] 47 Infantry Brigade was part of 54 Division during Exercise Tri Shakti in 1986, exercising the air assault role.
    ? Artillery Brigade
    Air defence brigade
    475 Engineering Brigade

    COURTESY wikipedia
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    are Arjun tanks involved in this exercise?
     
  6. Urbanized Greyhound

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    Maybe these exercises further aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness and viability of Cold Start ...
     

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