In a recent joint exercise along the western borders, the Indian Army and Air Force demonstrated the ability of paratroopers armed with cutting-edge weaponry to support mechanized forces deep within enemy territory.
The Indian Army’s Shatrujeet Brigade and the Western Command recently conducted a joint exercise along the western borders, in collaboration with the Indian Air Force. The objective was to demonstrate the capabilities of paratroopers equipped with new-generation weapon systems, enabling them to support mechanized forces deep within enemy territory and extend operational reach. The exercise involved the use of C-130J Super Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, and AN-32 aircraft to insert troops and specialized equipment into challenging terrains with precision. The spokesperson for the Western Command highlighted the exercise’s emphasis on realistic tactical settings, showcasing the paratroopers’ speed, agility, and lethality in securing dropping zones and engaging the enemy with surprise, precision, and speed. The exercise also involved the Kharga Corps conducting heli-borne operations, focusing on deep insertion and troop survivability behind enemy lines. Additionally, various elements, including Special Forces and intelligence capabilities, were employed to practice offensive and defensive maneuvers, reconnaissance, and fighting in different terrains.