Army, Navy, Air Force conduct joint helicopter-borne exercise

Army, Navy, Air Force conduct joint helicopter-borne exercise
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, said a Defence Spokesperson .Screengrab

Srinagar: Srinagar-based Chinar Corps conducted a helicopter-borne training and validation exercise in the higher reaches of Kashmir on Tuesday.

A Defence spokesman in a statement issued here said that this was a tri-service exercise undertaken in Kashmir with the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Army.

It said that 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 statement said that 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 armed forces.

It said that the heli-dropped task force operated in a snow-clad region at a height of over 9000 feet above sea level.

The statement said that the heli-borne task force included troops from the Infantry, The Special Forces, and the MARCOS from the Indian Navy.

It said that the heli-drop exercise included full transportation and armed helicopters from the Indian Army and Indian Air Force including the Apaches attack helicopters.

The statement said that the aspects related to electronic warfare were also validated.

It said that the exercise showcased the capability of the Chinar Corps and the Indian Army to carry out successful operations in high-altitude areas incorporating all facets of the contemporary and modern battlefield in synergy with the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

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