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Real-time combat readiness exercises conducted by a combination of Defence, BSF & Police forces in Kutch, Gujrat

Indian Army’s Southern Command conducted & organised a combined Real Wartime combat readiness exercise in the Kutch area of the Gujrat state.

The exercise named as “Sagar Shakti” was held from November 19th to November 22nd was conducted with a combination of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, Border Security Force (BSF), Maritime Police & Gujrat Police, as stated by Defence officials.

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The Military officials categorically stated that the main aim of the exercise was to elaborately test our Nation’s capacity of combat & readiness of all our forces to face a threat if it turned out to be a multidimensional threat from the Land, Air & Sea routes all at once.

The multidimensional exercise was conducted by all combined forces in the Creek Sector of the Kutch Peninsula of the Gujrat state; officials from the Indian Army’s Southern Command also stated these exercises not only boost the confidence of the Defence forces but also of the general public of the Nation.

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The Officials further added that these exercises are designed in such a manner that the troops involved have to conduct different manoeuvrability in dealing with difficult situations from Land, Sea & Air routes combined, which would definitely aid them in similar situations in real wartime scenarios.

Also, the complete & comprehensive coordination of all teams in using contemporary advanced technologies in response to a multidimensional threat from a multi-domain environment.

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Other issues like Real wartime communication, how to share operational data between teams to overcome a multi-domain threatening situation were dealt with & honed to perfection during the combined exercise conducted as stated by officials from the Indian Army’s Southern Command.

The multidimensional exercise, while being conducted, was closely monitored by senior hierarchy representatives from each of the combined forces involved in the exercise; the response mechanism was controlled from a Central Operation Room (COR), again comprising of troops from multiple forces.

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The officials said the success of the aim in conducting the exercise was seen in the coordination & integration achieved by the teams of multiple forces in all situations created for them.

The officials added that the exercise was essential in view of the arising situations concerning national security evolving in the Indian Ocean; the ocean being India’s own backyard is very much critical for our national strategic interests.

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Since China has been increasing its efforts in the region to keep a presence, the Indian Navy itself has bolstered its maritime combat capacity with the introduction of a new super technologically involved destroyer INS Vishakapatnam being deployed to patrol the area keeping control over any threats to our Nation.

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