Indian Army Field Exercise in Rajasthan
The Indian Army will be conducting an exercise in Rajasthan from March to May 2012. All formations and units under the Jaipur based South Western Command will participate to validate doctrines in a Joint Service Environment.
The exercise will be based on the Integrated Theatre Battle Concept and will be one of the largest maneuvers conducted so far. The Joint Synergy will be enhanced by the active participation of the IAF with the air assets of the Army and the Air Force being employed in an integrated manner. Battlefield transparency and operational plans based on real-time situational awareness will be enhanced using intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) inputs from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Radars & Satellites.
The Exercise will start with the mobilization and build up of units in the months of Feb and March. This will be followed by training at Unit and Formation level and finally culminate into large scale maneuvers. A wide array of Tanks, Infantry Combat Vehicles, Artillery Guns, Helicopters, Fighter Jets, UAVs, Air Defence Weapons and Radars will be fielded in the exercise.
The Exercise will enable the army to validate its war fighting concepts while working towards a ‘capability based approach’ relying on a series of transformational initiatives, concepts, organizational structures and absorption of new age technology.