A six-day long joint exercise ‘Vijayee Bhava’, the inter-services exercise, of the Army and the Air Force will begin on today in the deserts of Bikaner and Suratgarh near Pakistan border. Scheduled between 9th to 14th May, personnel from both the services will practise for 15 days. Army officials say that the excercise will involve tank to tank wars, helicopter operations and others.
Army official has stated that it has conducted 10 major exercises near the Pakistan border in the last six years and exercise ‘Vijayee Bhava’ will boost synergy between the Indian defence forces.
“Battlefield tactics for warfare are being practised in the exercise which also aims at fine-tuning the concept of Cold Start doctrine,” said the official.
In 2007, the Army and Air Force had conducted Exercise “Shatrunash” in Punjab for swift military operations. It was a sequel to exercise ‘Sanghe Shakti’ in 2006. Exercise ‘Sanghe Shakti’ was meant to eliminate Operation “Parakram” flaws.