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India holds wargames along China, Pakistan border soon
Economic Times ^ | September 25, 2012

Posted on 09/25/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by JerseyanExile


With an aim of checking its preparedness, the army recently conducted wargames along the Chinese border and is preparing for similar exercises along the Pakistan frontier soon.

The exercises in the North East were conducted by 33 Corps under the Eastern Army Command earlier this month, army sources said.

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh oversaw these exercises which were intended to check the battle preparedness vis-a-vis the Chinese army, the sources said.

Similar exercises will be conducted along the Pakistan border soon, the sources said.

The Army Chief will visit Pune this week in connection with the exercises.

India has been focusing on the two fronts of China and Pakistan in terms of preparations, keeping in view the threat perception.

In the last five years, India has held several exercises including Op Vijayee Bhava, Op Sudarshan Shakti and Op Sangh-e-Shakti to validate its war-fighting concepts with the enemy.

In the recent past, the main focus of infrastructure development of the Indian armed forces has been the eastern part of the country which has not seen much development since independence.

The Army has already raised two mountain divisions along with a Special Forces battalion, an artillery brigade and an armoured regiment for deployment in the northeast sector.

The IAF on its part has deployed its frontline aircraft SU-30MKI in North East and plans to activate a large umber of new airfields there soon.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; india; indianmilitary; pakistan

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