Four Soldiers Die in Military Exercise

35,000 soldiers are participating in the exercise near Pokharan to test capability of striking into enemy territory.

Published: 24th April 2016 03:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2016 03:19 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday visited military exercise Shatrujeet in Rajasthan giving to boost the morale of his troops. About 35,000 soldiers are participating in the exercise near Pokharan to test its capability of striking deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle mode.

But sadly, four soldiers died during the military wargames: two died of heat stroke and two died in an accident. And four jawans also sustained injuries during para jumping from helicopters. The exercise also demonstrates the synergy between Army and Indian Air Force in executing air-land battle.

The operationally oriented exercise is focusing on validating integrated theatre battle fighting concept incorporating new age technologies, weapon platforms and systems as well as long range precision targeting vectors.

The Army undertakes such exercises at regular intervals to ensure forces are acclimatised to war-like situations.

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