Army holds Ex-Chakravyuh-II in sync with IAF
New Delhi: The Indian Army is conducting a follow up mission to its recently-concluded month-long Exercise Shatrujeet by the Strike Corps (Strike One).
According to officials, the pivot formations of Indian Army are holding a major military training mission codenamed Ex-Chakravyuh-II in Pallu–Sardarsahar area of Suratgarh in Rajasthan.
An Army Spokesperson said the exercise conceptualised by the Pivot Corps involves rapid mobilisation and execution of plans in sync with Indian Air Force.
“The basic aim of the exercise is to validate the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the pivot formation and RAPID Division along with all its affiliated components,” says the Spokesperson.
The exercise, envisages mechanised maneuvers in the entire spectra of new generation weapons, platforms and systems employed in areas where rapid development and urbanisation along the border is predominant.
Army says Ex-Chakravyuh-II will provide an opportunity to all Commanders in planning and conduct of large scale operations in an integrated theatre environment along with IAF.
The IAF is partaking in the exercise with ground attack fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted vehicles and communication helicopters
“Troop insertion by air using third dimension has also been integrated into the exercise using the Special Forces and other heliborne troops,” says the Spokesperson.
As part of the exercise, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communication systems will be put to test in a network-centric battlefield environment duly supported by enabling operational logistics.
Army says improved mobility, inventory management techniques and the extensive use of information technology, so as to ensure that logistics keep pace with the fast paced operational environment, is also being validated during the exercise.