General Dalbir Singh visits Armoured Corps Centre at Ahmednagar
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 code-named Exercise Chakravyuh-II, which concluded on May 10 in the general area of Suratgarh in Rajasthan. The exercise conceptualised by the Pivot Corps involved rapid mobilisation and execution of plans in sync with the Indian 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 battlefield.
Lt General D.R. Soni, General Officer Commanding, Pivot Corps, witnessed the operational manoeuvres of the Division on May 9, 2016, and appreciated the soldiers for their commitment and keen involvement through the month-long training exercise.
General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff, visited the Armoured Corps Centre and School and the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, Ahmednagar, recently. General Dalbir Singh appreciated the laudable work being done by both institutions and the mechanised forces in general.
The Chief of the Army Staff complimented the Armoured Corps Centre and School and the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre for state-of-the-art training infrastructure and focus towards enhancing battle preparedness standards. He stated that he was confident of the mechanised arms to take on renewed operational roles as part of our Army. He also expressed that the commitment, morale, training and operational capabilities of the mechanised forces was praiseworthy.
General Dalbir Singh also inaugurated the two-day Biennial Armoured Corps Conference being organised at the Armoured Corps Centre and School.