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General VK Singh reviews synergy of Army, IAF during Exercise Shoorveer


May 2, 2012 - Hanumangarh

The Chief of Army Staff, General VK Singh, reviewed the conduct of exercise 'Shoorveer' today.

The exercise displayed the synergy of the Army and the Air Force in launching an air land battle and the capability to orchestrate battle in network centric environment with integration of reconnaissance, surveillance and electronic warfare and communication assets to provide real time battle situational awareness to commanders.

Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding 1 Corps, and Lt Gen Sanjeev Anand, General Officer Commanding, Chetak Corps briefed General Singh on the training aspects, new concepts of warfare being tried and the conduct of the exercise.he Army Chief witnessed the exercise that entails launch of theatre offensive by Sapta Shakti Command spearheaded by 1 Corps and Chetak Corps.

Exercise Shoorveer is being conducted under the backdrop of study on transformation of India Army for which General VK Singh is the main proponent of the doctrine.

The Indian Air Force is involved in the exercise with the troops in a big way with elements from WAC providing full spectrum of Air Support during the exercise.

The offensive Air Support involved all type of fighters including SU-30 MKI. Mi-35 attack helicopters provided the offensive air support to the ground troops.

The combat support role also saw the Airborne Assault Operations where large contingents of paratroopers were dropped in the exercise area.

ANI

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