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Indian Army conducts largest field training exercises in Rajasthan

There were many firsts in this exercise which cemented the jointness and synergy among the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force (BSF).

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

The Indian Army has carried out one of the largest field training exercises involving all entities of war fighting, including civil agencies, in the western borders of Rajasthan, validating their actions in line with the resolve of “Whole of the Nations” approach for a decisive victory.

The training exercise culminated on November 30, 2022. There were many firsts in this exercise which cemented the jointness and synergy among the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force (BSF), Col Amitabh Sharma, a Defense PRO, said on Friday.

During the week-long exercise, there was on ground application and usage of numerous indigenous technologies and equipment validating their fusion in enhancing operational capabilities. The synergetic actions have also validated new concepts of war fighting in an integrated theatre.

For the first time, senior-most commanders of both the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force together visited the exercising troops in forward areas and reviewed their inter service coordination and interoperability including that of Border Security Force .

A joint address by Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh, GOC-in-C, Southern Command and Air Marshal Vikram Singh, AOC-in-C, Southern Western Air Command in the exercise location, who exalted them to work towards fused excellence, enhanced the moral and motivation of all ranks instilling confidence amongst them.

During the concluding part of their visit, both commanders of the Army and the Air Force paid homage at Laungewala War Memorial together, to the bravehearts of 1971 Indo-Pak war. They lauded the valour and sacrifice of troops fighting together for ensuring territorial integrity of the nation.