Army Chief Visits Jaisalmer to Review Exercise Dakshin Shakti

November 26, 2021 Photo(s): By PIB
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane being briefed about the Ex Dakshin Shakti, Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan on November 26, 2021.

General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Army Staff concluded a two day visit to an exercise location in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) today. During the visit, the Army Chief reviewed Exercise Dakshin Shakti which was conducted by the Southern Command of Indian Army with an aim to ensure integrated application of forces in Multi Domain Operations and upholding the Nation’s military aims over the entire spectrum of conflict.

During the past one week, units and formations of the Indian Army practiced tactical and operational manoeuvres by its Infantry, Mechanised Formations and Airborne troops in a fluid battlefield environment, operationalising future technologies. This was effected by exploiting versatile and indigenous airborne platforms such as Advanced Light Helicopter (Weapon System Integrated), Swarm Drones and enmeshing Artificial Intelligence to provide a cohesive operational and intelligence picture amalgamated within the Intelligence, Surveillance and Recce (ISR) Architecture.

The Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane interacting with troops, during the EX Dakshin Shakti, Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan on November 26, 2021.

A formidable display of the same including Special Heliborne Operations, Swarm Drone and ALH Manoeuvres and coordinated action by ground troops were also practiced. The Army Chief commended the Southern Command for fielding and exploiting the capabilities of indigenous equipment inducted as part of the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ initiative. He also emphasised the need to constantly evolve tactics, techniques and procedure to fight “Future Wars” as well as capability enhancement in Manned and Unmanned systems.

The COAS complimented all the participants for the high state of readiness and operational preparedness and exhorted them to continue their vigil for the security of the Nation.

Tanks in Action during the EX Dakshin Shakti, Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan on November 26, 2021.
Para dropping being performed by troops, during the EX Dakshin Shakti, Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan on November 26, 2021.