Indo-US Mock War - "Vajra Prahar"

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  1. Daredevil

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    Army to hone war fighting skills with United States

    New Delhi, Sep 11, 2012, DHNS:

    Special forces from India and the US are all set to test each other’s ability to carry out commando operations on the Himalayan heights next month.

    Indian Army commandos will engage with their counterparts from US Special Forces in a 20-day-long mock war game at the Special Forces regiment at Nahan in Himachal Pradesh.

    Beginning October 15, exercise “Vajra Prahar” with the US will continue till November 4.

    Participation from India will be at platoon level, said Army officers. The objective of the exercise, however, has been kept under wraps.

    Exercises with the US Army have become a regular affair for India but the core theme varies each time. “Vajra Prahar” will be the third one in 2012 as it was preceded by “Shatrujit” and “Yudh Abhyas”.

    The last exercise, “Shatrujit”, took place in the USA in April where close to 200 Indian troops participated. A month ago, exercise “Yudh Abhyas” took place in Jaisalmer under the South Western Command in which the US fielded its top-notch armoured vehicle Stryker whereas India used its mechanised regiments.

    “Vajra Prahar” is preceded by exercise “Maitree” with Thailand in the forests of eastern India. The 15-day exercise focusing on counter-insurgency operations in rural and urban settings began on Tuesday at Ramgarh near Ranchi in Jharkahnd.

    While 45 Thai Army personnel, including five officers, are taking part in the exercise, the Indian side is represented by a platoon from the grenadiers. Earlier in the year, Thailand participated in a table top exercise with the Navy and the Thai prime minister was the Guest of Honour at the Republic Day event.
     
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    American Spec Ops guys have been in India almost without break since 9/11 wairengete and belgaum are old haunts for them.
     
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    Redux..........
     
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    Platoon level, but Special Operations so often are conducted with small units. If you want to destroy targets with bigger formations, call a Ranger Battalion. :)
     
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    I am hoping for a Brigade level exercise with foreign troops. :D
     
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    It should be Prahaar, right ?
    As in, Vajra = Lightning; Prahaar = Strike
     
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    We need more such exercises, and with more soldiers.
     
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    Western neighbors will think we are planning an invasion!
     
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    from when did western neighbors started thinking! :confused: They live in the world of paranoia :scared2:

    :p:laugh:
     
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    One would like to think that this is a joint op simulating the snatching of "Islamic bomb"s from The Land of the (Im)Pure.
     
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    When can we expect some real action on our Western sector in order to remove the thugs from Kashmir soil once for all?
     
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    what will be result of these while we are lacking in numbers .

    we have to increase our numbers if we want to live with proud
     
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    More like joint exercise for securing nuclear arsenal :p.
     
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    I am wondering,will they use real bullets or rubber ones?or something else?
     
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    They use sensors....like we have played the shooting game in nintendo stations when we use our shooter gun to aim and kill the ducks.it's just an advanced version of that.
     
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    why brigade level ?

    do we want their boots on our soil ? ..... what we want is technology and know how - later it can be an exchange

    but we have the mass to do it ourselves .... we dont need their numbers do we ?

    we wanna keep their numbers small
     
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    Emotive nationalism first before real learning... I think the more participants a war game has the more realistic it is.
     
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