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Vajra corps to launch ‘Ashwamedh’ exercise

The Vajra Corps,defenders of Punjab borders,would launch a military exercise,‘Ashwamedh’,somewhere in the western sector beginning May 27.

Written by Express News Service | Jalandhar |
May 26, 2012 12:50:50 am

The Vajra Corps,defenders of Punjab borders,would launch a military exercise,‘Ashwamedh’,somewhere in the western sector beginning May 27. The exercise will validate and showcase the integration of modern force multipliers,including the Air Force,aerial surveillance platforms and networked data transfer systems,a defence spokesman said on Friday. The exercise includes movement of formations to the tactical battle area and launching an offensive.

Troops from Infantry,Armoured,Artillery,Air Defence,Special Forces,Engineers,Signals and also logistics units are participating in this exercise.

Vajra Corps was raised at Ambala on March 1,1950 and moved to Jalandhar in 1951. The Corps proved its mettle during the famous battles of Dograi and Khemkaran. Vajra Corps has transformed into a modern war machine,through a series of exercises over the year.

On the Western front,as part of the annual formation level training,the Corps is presently conducting this exercise,the spokesman said.

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The exercise will also see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) attack helicopters and front line fighter aircraft carrying out battle drills.

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