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War games begin in Pokhran tomorrow

War game exercise Sudharshan Shakti by Indian Army’s Southern Command will be organised at Jaisalmer-Barmer desert from November 13 to 18. Indian Air Force will also take part in this exercise.

Over 40,000 army jawans will participate in this exercise to develop combat skills and deep strike capacity. General officer commanding of 21st Core, Lieutenant Yogendra Dimri, on November 15 will review the exercise. The culmination of this exercise will be at Pokhran Field Firing Range, Jaisalmer between November 29 and December 4. It will be attended by defence minister Rajnath Singh, army chief and other senior officers of the Indian Army and IAF.

Defence spokesperson Lt Col Sambit Ghosh said, “A massive military exercise of Indian Army is currently underway in Barmer. The exercise aims to validate battle readiness and operational effectiveness of Sudarshan Chakra Corps in an integrated air-land battle scenario.

The exercise will showcase tanks and other armoured vehicles duly supported by overwhelming land and air-based fire power conducting fully integrated operational manoeuvres.

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