Army conducts heliborne exercise in higher reaches of Kashmir

The exercise was planned to validate the joint capability to insert the task force tactically behind enemy lines in an intense air defence and electronic warfare operating environment, a Srinagar-based Defence spokesman said.
Army conducts heliborne exercise in higher reaches of Kashmir
As per a Srinagar-based Defence spokesman, the training was part of the joint exercise undertaken in Kashmir by the Indian Air Force, Navy and Army. [Screengrab]Indian Army

Srinagar Dec 7: Chinar Corps of the Indian Army on Tuesday conducted a helicopter borne training and validation exercise in the higher reaches of Kashmir valley.

As per a Srinagar-based Defence spokesman, the training was part of the joint exercise undertaken in Kashmir by the Indian Air Force, Navy and Army.

The exercise was planned to validate the joint capability to insert the task force tactically behind enemy lines in an intense air defence and electronic warfare operating environment, the spokesman said.

"The successful conduct of the mission validated the true spirit of jointness achieved in planning, utilisation of resources and accomplishment of laid down mission objectives as a true reflection of the tri-service ethos of the Indian Armed forces".

As per the spokesman, in today's training, the helicopter dropped the task force operating in snow clad region at heights of over 9000 feet. The Heli Borne task force included troops from Infantry, The Special Forces and the MARCOS from Indian Navy, he said adding the heli drop exercise included full transportation and armed helicopters from Indian Army and Indian Air Force including the Apaches attack helicopters. Aspects related to electronic warfare were also validated, added the spokesman.

"The exercise showcased the capability of the Chinar Corps and the Indian Army to carryout successful operations in high altitude areas incorporating all facets of contemporary and modern battle field in synergy with Indian Air Force & Indian Navy".

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