Indian Army conducts major war exercise to validate capability

 With about 45,000 soldiers in action, the Indian Army is conducting a major war exercise 'Drad Sankalp' at Command-level in the deserts of Rajasthan wherein the capability of the force in a tri-service environment is being tested.

New Delhi: With about 45,000 soldiers in action, the Indian Army is conducting a major war exercise 'Drad Sankalp' at Command-level in the deserts of Rajasthan wherein the capability of the force in a tri-service environment is being tested.

Also under validation is capability based approach, while relying on the adoption of new age technologies, transformed war fighting and integrated theatre battle concepts.

The exercise is also focusing on the aspect of jointsmanship between the three services and in developing the required synergy in order to achieve operational effectiveness, Army said in a statement.

The exercise, by the Southern Command, has commenced with an aim to achieve perfection in basic battle drills and procedures with emphasis on exceptional standards of training and exploiting its doctrine through manoeuvre warfare and directive style of Command.

The scope of the exercise includes decisive manoeuvres by mechanised forces on ground in harmony with utilisation of the Third Dimension to ensure complete dominance of the battlefield.

This training exercise is also being used as a test bed to validate synergetic application of all forces in a tri services environment, enhancing jointsmanship, the statement said.

Indian Army undertakes exercises at regular intervals at different levels to ensure that the forces are given a real war like situations and the equipment is kept in battle readiness state.

The formations and units have been undergoing this exercise for over two months now and the final phase of the exercise along with the validation is underway.

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