SOUTHERN ARMY IMPRINTS SINDHU SUDARSHAN IN THE DESERTS AT RAJASTHAN

Pune, December 4, 2019: Exercise Sindhu Sudarshan is being conducted by Sudarshan Chakra Corps in the deserts of Rajasthan from 28 November to 04 December 2019. Lieutenant General SK Saini, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal,General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command reviewed the exercise on 02 and 03 December 2019. Lieutenant General Yogendra Dimri, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding, Sudarshan Chakra Corps briefed the Army Commander and thereafter he oversaw the conduct of the exercise in which a number of vital concepts in deserts were validated to further streamline the Army’s operational plans on the Western Front.

The integrated exercise involved the use of Mechanised Forces, Infantry, Artillery and other Force Multipliers such as drones and electronic warfare systems. Army’s indigenous Rudra Advanced Light Helicopters were employed alongside the Indian Air Force Helicopters in a fully integrated and synergised manner. The various battle groups participating in the exercise have undergone extensive training for the past two months to validate their operational plans.

With emphasis on surveillance and network centricity, a multitude of aerial and land based sensors were fielded to gain a comprehensive tactical picture to the commanders. Army’s indigenous Rudra Advanced Light Helicopters equipped with electro-optical pods, helmet mounted sights and night vision goggles, Indian Air Force Helicopters, the newly inducted K-9 Vajra weapon system and other new generation force multipliers were validated for operations in the deserts. Technology demonstrators such as renewable energy for fuel and satellite based communication were also fielded during the exercise. Unique in scope and scale, the exercise simulated battlefield conditions and focused on fine tuning surveillance and destruction mechanisms to support precision strikes and manoeuvres by network enabled forces.

Lieutenant General SK Saini complimented the troops for the professionalism and operational readiness shown by them during the Exercise which displayed the prowess, capability and resolve of the Southern Command to face all challenges across the spectrum of conflict.