Sarvatra Prahar” was conducted by the School of Artillery at Devlali on
08 & 11 January 2016, where a plethora of equipment showcasing the
Regiment of Artillery was employed and its firepower displayed. The exercise
was conducted through a tactical situation requiring an appreciation of the
operation and preparation of an Artillery fire plan in support of the
the exercise the entire range of guns, from the indigenous 120 mm
Mortars, 155 mm Soltam, 105 mm Indian Field Gun, 105 mm Light Field
Gun, 130 mm Medium Gun to the sophisticated 155 mm FH 77B Bofors and 122 mm
Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher GRAD BM 21, demonstrated their destructive power.
The ‘Gunners’ demonstrated accuracy, consistency and the
overwhelming power of the Artillery by simultaneous engagement of targets with
a number of guns.
array of new generation rocket and missile systems like Pinaka, Smerch and a
model of Brahmos missile were also displayed. Surveillance and Target
Acquisition equipment like the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Surveillance Sensors
and Weapon Locating Radars were also showcased during the exercise. These
Surveillance and Target Acquisition devices, when used in conjunction with the
guns, are capable of enhancing the effect of fire power, thereby acting as
special draw was the Combat Free Fall by Special Forces team and Cheetah and
Chetak helicopters flown by Army Aviators, which airlifted a 120 mm mortar as
part of the exercise for delivering firepower resources to inaccessible areas.
event was witnessed by officers of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington,
Cadets from National Defence Academy (NDA), Young Officers from College of
Military Engineering (CME) and Military Institute of Technology, Pune.
Lieutenant General J George, Commandant, School of Artillery, interacted with
various participants and delegations who attended the event. Apart from this, a
large number of school children and NCC cadets also attended the display, which
gave them a glimpse of the might of the Indian Army’s arm of Artillery and
motivated the young minds.
Col Rohan Anand, SM