Exercise Chakravyuh-II Culminates

May 10, 2016 Photo(s): By PRO (Army)
 

In a follow up to 'Exercise Shatrujeet' by the Strike Corps (Strike One) last month, the pivot formations held the fortnight-long military training exercise codenamed "Exercise CHAKRAVYUH-II" which concluded today in the general area of Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

The exercise conceptualized by the Pivot Corps involved rapid mobilization and execution of plans in sync with the Air Force in desert terrain and was declared a success. The exercise validated the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the RAPID Division along with all its affiliated components.

The two-sided exercise had elements depicting opposing forces to add realism in planning and execution and was conducted in various phases to test the operational readiness and the battle efficiency of various elements of the modern day battle field.

Lieutenant General DR Soni, General Officer Commanding, Pivot Corps witnessed the operational maneuvers of the Division on 09 May 16 and appreciated the soldiers for their commitment and keen involvement through the month long training exercise.

Exercise Chakravyuh-II in progress

 

 

Exercise Chakravyuh-II

May 6, 2016 Photo(s): By PRO (Army)
Armoured maneuvers during Exercise Chakravyuh-II
Infantry in action during Exercise Chakravyuh-II

In a follow up to 'Exercise Shatrujeet' by the Strike Corps (Strike One) in Apr 2016, the pivot formations are holding major military training exercise codenamed "Exercise CHAKRAVYUH-II" in the general area of Pallu — Sardarsahar (Suratgarh) in Rajasthan. The exercise conceptualized by the Pivot Corps involves rapid mobilization and execution of plans in sync with Air Force. The exercise aims to validate the battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the pivot formation and RAPID division along with all its affiliated components.

The exercise, envisages mechanised maneuvers in the entire spectra of new generation weapons, platforms & systems employed in areas where rapid development and urbanisation along the border is predominant. It will also provide an opportunity to all commanders in planning and conduct of large scale operations in an integrated theatre environment alongwith Air Force including the fighter ground attack aircrafts, attack helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted vehicles, and communication helicopters. Consequently, troop insertion by air using third dimension has also been integrated into the exercise using the Special Forces and other Heliborne troops.

During the exercise, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communication systems will be put to test in a network-centric battlefield environment duly supported by enabling operational logistics. Improved mobility, inventory management techniques and the extensive use of information technology, so as to ensure that logistics keep pace with the fast paced operational environment, is also being validated during the exercise.