May 17, 2017 Photo(s): By Indian Army

Indian Army's Chetak Corps carried out operational manoeuvres code named Exercise THAR SHAKTI in the deserts of Rajasthan. The exercise involved approximately 20,000 troops along with Tanks, ICVs, Artillery Guns and advanced surveillance sensors. Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar, General Officer Commanding, Chetak Corps along with senior officers reviewed the manoeuvres during the culmination phase of the exercise. The General officer expressed his satisfaction over the operational preparedness of the Corps and appreciated the troops for braving the high temperatures & harsh desert environment during the conduct of exercise. The exercise culminated on a high note fully achieving the desired aim with respect to capability development and operational challenges in the contemporary battlefield environment.

Troops slithering down from a helicopter
Infantry and tanks in offensive manoeuvre
Tank manoeuvres in the desert
Tank crossing an assault bridge