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Army conducts battle exercise 'Shatrujeet' in Rajasthan

PTI
Published Apr 16, 2016, 6:17 pm IST
Updated Apr 16, 2016, 6:17 pm IST
The Army undertakes such exercises at regular intervals at different levels to ensure preparedness.
The formation and units have been undergoing the training for past two month. (Photo: Twitter)
 The formation and units have been undergoing the training for past two month. (Photo: Twitter)

Jaipur: Mathura-based Strike 1 corps is conducting a major exercise 'Shatrujeet' in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the Army to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle environment.

The operation-oriented exercise is focusing on "validating integrated battle theatre fighting concept" incorporating new-age technologies, weapon platforms and systems as well as long range precision targeting vectors, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said in a release on Saturday.

 

The Army undertakes such exercises at regular intervals at different levels to ensure forces are provided war-like situations and kept in high-state of battle readiness. The formation and units have been undergoing the training for past two month.

Post preparatory training manoeuvres at subordinate units and formation levels, the corps is now poised to conduct integrated operational manoeuvres to validate its operational plans in simulated high tempo battlefield environment and terrain. The exercise would culminate on April 23.

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