Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Photos: Army flexes Kharga Corps!


Army Statement: The Indian Army concluded a major training exercise named Hind Shakti today. It was a 72 hour long exercise conducted in the Punjab plains from May 3. The exercise focused on practicing its premier corps, the Kharga Corps, in conduct of offensive tasks. The exercise entailed participation by mechanised and re-organised plains infantry division in a blitzkrieg type armoured incursion, emphasising rapid penetration into enemy territory. The exercise included effective offensive support by air power and attack helicopters. Units of Kharge Corps were also tested for their ability to undertake and sustain operational manoeuvres against intensive electronic and information warfare. The condensed exercise was conducted over three days and nights. The Blue Land troops achieved battlefield transparency gaining knowledge of enemy deployment through sustained and constant surveillance of the battle space. They were constantly aided by satellite imagery, helicopter borne surveillance systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based surveillance resources such as Long Range Recce and observation system (LORROS), Battle field surveillance Radars (BFSRs) and Weapon Locating Radars (WLRs) apart from the human intelligence. With greater situational awareness achieved, the manoeuvres were performed through air craft borne, heliborne and land troops in a highly effective manner. During the course of the exercise, the operational efficiency of the most potent force of Indian Army was put to test in war like conditions. Army successfully validated the capability of the Kharga corps in network centric warfare, as also in a nuclear-biological-chemical warfare environment.

8 comments :

NJS said...

Useful training, Indian army should concentrate to get Longer range SAM's ( like S-400 ) to defend our bases from foe's . The second biggest army in asia hardly needs Anti-tank missiles ( 8 to 12 kms ).

Anonymous said...

Which Corps is Kharga Corps, Shiv?

Shiv Aroor said...

2 Corps, based in Ambala.

ABHINABA said...

Our army should concentrate on mountain-warefare in eastern Himalaya, because future threat will come from China.

Anonymous said...

Shiv, isn't this the same strike Corps exercise which you went for in May 2006, Sanghe Shakti?

Anonymous said...

hey watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJV56caxh1w and shiv plz can u cover this thing and tell us what is all about or fake video?

BuA said...

Shiv,

Why is the Israeli angle missing in any of the news relating to these exercises including yours.

BuA

Kannan said...

ya totally..debka says..that elite Israeli commandos are participating/training guys of strike Corps for this execise.