Indian Army-Air Force To Carry War Games in AP


Indian Army and Air Force will carry out joint war games in Arunachal Pradesh along the China border in October.

Troops have already been moved in this direction and more than 5,000 highly specialized troops have been deployed in mountain warfare along with over 50 transport aircraft and helicopters which will take part in the war drills.

Under the military exercise, the troops will be airlifted from a far off location and dropped and deployed close to a zone where they would simulate a major war with the eastern adversary China.

The troops will belong to the 17 Mountain Strike Corps and the Tezpur based 4 corps which will be tasked with defending the targets by the 17 Mountain Strike Corps.

The 17 strike corps is the only formation readied for attacking enemy positions along the China border. The Pakistan front has three strike corps.

The troops of the 17 strike corps would be airlifted from Baghdogra and deployed in Arunachal Pradesh as part of the massive war games. This would be the first and biggest ever war game done by the strike corps in the eastern region.

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