In a bid to increase its fighting capabilities, the Army and Air Force conducted a joint military exercise at Jaisalmer-Barmer region and is named ‘Hamesha Vijayee’ (always victorious).
The exercise is already underway and it was commenced from December 16th after 2 months of long preparations. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat witnessed the exercise.
Troops from Southern Command in association with the Air Force are participating in the exercise.
“After the preparatory training, a large number of troops, along with tanks and other armoured vehicles, duly supported by heavy land and air-based firepower commenced conducting fully integrated operational manoeuvres to validate their operational plans.”-an Army official said.
The exercise is aimed at testing the capabilities of troops by employing a vast array of surveillance and air assets, which are networked with land-based strategic and tactical units.