ARMY STRIKE FORMATION VALIDATES NEW ASSAULT CONCEPTS
The Army’s 36 Reorganised Army Plains Division (RAPID), part of the Bhopalbased 21 Strike Corps, has successfully validated a slew of new warfighting concepts in Exercise Shahbaaz Ajay in the Thar Desert. “The formation refined existing battle procedures as prevalent in the 21st century battlefield milieu,” the Army said in a statement.
The high-level exercise saw 15,000 troops and over 100 tanks and armoured vehicles, including T-90 tanks. Artillery units and rocket regiments also took part. “A high degree of integration was achieved with the Indian Air Force while undertaking specialised operations which included an airborne assault and a special helicopter borne operation,” said the Army.