Jaipur: These soldiers were at their best in the month long military drill which culminated in hot and dry deserts near the Pakistan border in Rajasthan. Yes, you guessed it right, these brave soldiers battled above 45 degree heat and ofcourse sand storms in the deserts in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan to complete the military drill. The drill was meant to sharpen their combat skills to face all contingencies including nuclear or biological attacks.
More than 25,000 soldiers of the Indian Army got training in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges close to Suratgarh, some 300 km from the closest Pakistani border post. Soldiers learnt ways to handle modern war fighting equipments including tanks, attack helicopters, drones and fighter aircrafts during the exercise Vijay Prahar by Army’s South Western Command.
An army spokesperson said modern war fighting equipment including tanks, attack helicopters, drones and fighter aircraft were used in the exercise Vijay Prahar by Army’s South Western Command.
In an official statement, Lt Col Manish Ojha stated that the participating formations fine tuned their skills in “fighting dirty and continuing the offensive even after a tactical nuclear, chemical or biological attack by the adversary by our modern chemical, bilogical, radiological and nuclear defense. Lt. Gen. Cherish Mathson, who heads the Sapta Shakti command, witnessed the “final offensive of his forces achieving a decisive victory”.
Lt Gen Mathson reportedly said that the military drill was marked by designing an offensive campaign on the principles of operational art in a deep air-land battle with real time intelligence using space based surveillance.
“The concept of air cavalry employing attack and weaponised helicopters has also been validated. He stated that with India’s contemporary “just in time” logistics, the Army’s “deep thrusts can be sustained effectively”.