War exercises near Pak border
Suratgarh, May 16: Just an hour from the Pakistan border, the Indian Army unleashed its meanest weapons, to test its readiness for battle. The week long exercise is called Vijayee Bhava.
Four-hundred tanks, 300 aircraft, 45,000 men are practicing in the war games, 40 kilometers from the Pakistan border in Rajasthan. Every year since the Kargil War, the Indian Army has trained to strike the enemy hard and lightning fast if ever challenged again. “Every army fights to win. There is no prize for second place. I believe there is scope for a conventional war without escalating beyond the nuclear threshold,” says Western Army Command Chief Lieutenant General SR Ghosh.
Brains over brawn is the new mantra, as the Indian army is now using unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite feeds and televised updates from the battle field to plan operations.
“There is one thing about fighting in the dark. It’s another thing entirely to know where you are and where your other units are and to combine your forces for maximum lethality,” says Ghosh.
These exercises are essentially a training to invade and subdue enemy territory within three to four days.
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