In a spectacular display of military strength, Kharga Corps conducted swift mechanised manoeuvres encompassing all arms and services in an integrated battlefield environment in the plains of Punjab on Saturday as part of the exercise 'Panchjanya' which concluded on Saturday.
The entire spectrum of new generation equipment, including, major weapon platforms, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communication systems were put to test in a network centric battlefield environment.
Challenges to cyber security and information warfare in modern-day battlefield were also tested and validated during this exercise. The exercise also witnessed display of seamless integration of the Army and Air Force where troops were inserted using third dimension, remotely-piloted vehicles (RPVs) used to enhance battlefield transparency and attack helicopters employed to complement the ground operations.
The exercise gave an exposure to all participating commanders and troops in planning and conducting large-scale operations. Lieutenant general Sanjiv Chachra, general officer commanding-in-chief, Western Command and his staff were also present on the occasion.
Army commander expressed satisfaction on the battle readiness of Kharga Corps and complimented all ranks for their high standards of training and motivation.