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Army practices manoeuvres under war-like conditions

chandigarh Updated: May 10, 2012 19:01 IST
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Various formations of the Rising Star Corps, involving about 20,000 soldiers and state-of-the-art weapons systems, have been practicing manoeuvres under war-like conditions as part of the summer training camp of Western Army Command that began last month in central Punjab and J&K.

The war exercise, which validates operational effectiveness of army formations, has entered the culmination phase, an army release said here on Thursday.

The exercise also envisages sustained manoeuvres in an air-land battle with complete integration of the Indian air force. It aims to test the preparedness level of the armed forces, as part of the integrated theatre battle.

Lt Gen SR Ghosh, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command, witnessed the battle manoeuvres of infantry, mechanised infantry, tanks, artillery, Heliborne troops and surveillance equipment.

Unmanned aerial vehicles and attack helicopters were also co-opted in the operational scheme of things. Many senior military officers from the Western Command and Rising Star Corps were also present to witness the battle preparedness exercise.