Army Conducts Heliborne Exercise In Higher Reaches Of Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chinar Corps of the Indian Army on Tuesday conducted a helicopter-borne training and validation exercise in the higher reaches of Kashmir valley.

Army conducts heliborne exercise in higher reaches of Kashmir

The Srinagar-based Defence spokesman, the training was part of the joint exercise undertaken in Kashmir by the Indian Air Force, Navy and Army.

He said that the exercise was planned to validate the joint capability to insert the task force tactically behind enemy lines in an intense air defence and electronic warfare operating environment.

“The successful conduct of the mission validated the true spirit of jointness achieved in planning, utilisation of resources and accomplishment of laid down mission objectives as a true reflection of the tri-service ethos of the Indian Armed forces,” the spokesman said.

As per the spokesman, in today’s training, the helicopter dropped the task force operating in snow-clad region at heights of over 9000 feet. The Heli Borne task force included troops from Infantry, The Special Forces and the MARCOS from the Indian Navy, he said adding the heli drop exercise included full transportation and armed helicopters from the Indian Army and Indian Air Force including the Apaches attack helicopters. Aspects related to electronic warfare were also validated, added the spokesman.

“The exercise showcased the capability of the Chinar Corps and the Indian Army to carry out successful operations in high altitude areas incorporating all facets of contemporary and modern battlefield in synergy with Indian Air Force & Indian Navy,” the spokesman said.

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