40,000 troops to participate in Army exercise Sindhu Sudarshan in Rajasthan

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Massive Indian Army exercise Sindhu Sudarshan to be conducted in Rajasthan.

New Delhi (NVI) The Indian Army will conduct its massive military exercise ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’ in the deserts of Rajasthan, in which more than 40,000 troops will participate.

This will be the largest exercise since 2015, and will take place from November 29 to December 4, an official statement said here.

The drill will evaluate the capability of the Defence Services to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle.

The exercise will witness more than 40,000 troops in an all arms battle array of Divisions and Brigades carrying out offensive operations in deserts, the statement said.

This will provide the unique opportunity to employ entire mechanized formations, consisting of tanks and Infantry Combat Vehicles in order to evaluate the capability to strike deep along Western Borders.

The drill underscores Indian Army’s resolve to implement the integrated launch of Strike Corps in developed and desert terrain, in consonance with its enunciated pro-active strategy using Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) along the Western Front.

This massive desert exercise will witness the Army assessing the operational efficiency of the Strike Corps to fight in the desert terrain and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to provide intimate support in terms of destruction of targets and air lifting troops.

Unique in scope and scale, the exercise will simulate battlefield conditions and focus on fine tuning surveillance and destruction mechanisms, to support precision strikes and manoeuvres by network enabled forces.

​The exercise showcasing a high degree of synergy between the Army and Air Force will be reviewed by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command Lieutenant General S K Saini.