‘Sudarshan Shakti Abhyas 2023’ conducted on the western border by Indian Army’s Sapta Shakti Command

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  • Sapta Shakti Command of Indian Army conducted Exercise ‘Sudarshan Shakti 2023’ along the Western borders in Rajasthan and Punjab from 22 to 25 May 2023.
  • Exercise ‘Sudarshan Shakti 2023’, was designed to validate operational plans in a network-centric environment.
  • The elements of combat power, combat support and logistic support were exercised in a synergised application under all domains of enemy threat including Grey Zone Warfare as part of high tempo operations.
  • Integrated use of force multipliers like special forces and deployment of niche technologies covering drones, tethered drones, loiter ammunition as well as key aspects of electronic warfare, thus making it a unique event in its scope and objectives.
  • The movement and application of large forces earmarked from outside the theatre was also validated. Exemplary training standards and high morale was displayed by the participating troops despite soaring temperatures.
  • This exercise also facilitated in meeting the stated objectives of Five Pillars of Transformation enunciated by COAS, General Manoj Pande in Jan 2023.
  • Defense Spokesperson Col. Amitabh Sharma “Despite soaring temperatures, exemplary training standards and high morale were displayed by the participating troops.”
  • The exercise was witnessed by Lt Gen BS Raju, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command and Air Marshal PM Sinha, Air Officer Commandingin-Chief, Western Air Command.

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