Southern Army Command’s week long exercise in the Thar deserts concluded on Friday and was witnessed by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat.General Rawat commended the forces on their battle preparedness and synergized orchestration of complex operational manoeuvers. He also complimented the troops on achieving very high standard of training during the exercise and termed it as highly successful.The army executed its manoeuvres in a network enabled environment by employing diverse elements of combat and combat support arms fully integrated with air assets to achieve decisive results. The week-long exercise was aimed at streamlining operational procedures while laying emphasis on surveillance and network centricity. Further, a multitude of aerial and land based surveillance devices were fielded to gain information and present a comprehensive picture to the commanders.Additionally, various electronic warfare equipment and other new age force multipliers were used to amalgamate technology and further refine real time information of adversary’s activities which was shared with various command and control centres for planning and execution of coordinated operations.With a large array of tanks and other types of armoured vehicles duly supported by extensive firepower assets and robust logistics, the army showcased its cutting edge operational readiness.
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