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Vajra Corps holds war drill in Ferozepur

In a continued effort to hone its conventional operational preparedness on the Western front, Vajra Corps had conducted a series of tactical exercises with troops during the summer months.

punjab Updated: Jun 07, 2016 14:58 IST
HT Correspondent
Vajra Corps personnel holding a war exercise in Ferozepur.
Vajra Corps personnel holding a war exercise in Ferozepur.(HT Photo)

In a continued effort to hone its conventional operational preparedness on the Western front, Vajra Corps had conducted a series of tactical exercises with troops during the summer months.

These exercises were conducted at Khem Karan, famously known as ‘Patton Graveyard’ and Jalalabad, both in general area of Ferozepur by ‘Double Victory Brigade’ and ‘Golden Arrow Division’.

Above were held close on the heels of divisional level maneuver exercise conducted in general area Nakodar-Nurmahal, in the vicinity of Ludhiana by Panther Division.

Two more tactical exercises were conducted by the Vajra Corps.

The exercises involving large scale tank, infantry and aviation maneuvers, were supervised by Lt Gen JS Cheema, General Officer Commanding Vajra Corps.

Despite intense heat, with temperatures touching 500 C mark inside the tank or infantry combat vehicle, the troops undertook various tactical maneuvers, displaying their skills and strategy.

The exercise was witnessed on the concluding day by Lt Gen KJ Singh, General Officer Commanding –in-Chief, Western Command.

The Army Commander complimented the troops for displaying a very high standard of professionalism, even under harsh weather conditions.

He also complimented the formation for its innovative training methodology in actual terrain and weather conditions, which has further enhanced its operational and logistics preparedness for conventional operations, adding to the might of the Western Command.