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Indian Army holds wargames along China border

NEW DELHI (PTI): With an aim of review its preparedness, the Indian Army has recently conducted wargames along the China border and is preparing for similar exercises along the Pakistan frontier soon.

The exercises in the North East were conducted by 33 Corps under the Eastern Army Command earlier this month, army sources said.

Army Chief General Bikram Singh oversaw these exercises which were intended to check the battle preparedness vis-a-vis the Chinese Army, the sources said.

Similar exercises will be conducted along the Pakistan border soon, they said.

The Army Chief will visit Pune this week in connection with the exercises.

India has been focussing on two fronts of China and Pakistan in terms of preparations, keeping in view the threat perception.

In the last five years, India has held several exercises including Operation Vijayee Bhava, Operation Sudarshan Shakti and Operation Sangh-e-Shakti to validate its war-fighting concepts with the enemy.

In the recent past, the main focus of infrastructure development of the Indian armed forces has been eastern part of the country which has not seen much development since independence.

The Army has already raised two mountain divisions along with a Special Forces battalion, an artillery brigade and an armoured regiment for deployment in the northeast sector.

The IAF on its part has deployed its frontline aircraft SU-30MKI in North East and plans to activate a large number of new airfields there soon.


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