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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
28-November-2011 17:44 IST
Army to Commence Ex Sudarshan Shakti in Rajasthan
Thousands of Indian soldiers in tanks and fighter jets are getting ready for manoeuvres in the Desert sector near the border for the long-scheduled exercise SUDARSHAN SHAKTI, which will showcase the might of Indian Army. Approximately 50,000 troops along with T-90, T-72, Arjun Tanks and BMPs will carry out simulated assaults on their objectives with the Artillery and IAF providing the support.

Exercise Sudarshan Shakti, will be witnessed by the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, HE, the President of India, Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil on the 05 December. The President will be accompanied by the Raksha Mantri, Mr AK Antony, Chief of Army Staff, General VK Singh, and other senior dignitaries.

"This exercise will be a trendsetter for the Integrated Theatre Concept". The transformation of the force is at making the Army a more agile, versatile, lethal and networked force. In this exercise, we will be trying out new structures, strategies, and test beds of an integrated, seamless air-land battle."

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