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Exercise Vijayee Bhava

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  1. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    A six-day joint Indian Army-IAF exercise Vijayee Bhava ("Be Victorious") began today in the desert sectors of Western India, bordering Pakistan. The conventional exercise, centred around the Indian Army's 2 Corps, draws elements from both services, and involves simulations of a rapid armoured offensive into enemy territory to hold ground. It is not known if the indigenous Arjun tank, part of the 75th Armoured Regiment, is also part of the exercise.

    I will be travelling to the Suratgarh sector on May 12 to report on the exercise. Lots of photos and updates. The last IAF-Army exercise I covered in the desert sectors was Desert Strike in November 2005.


    Courtesy- Shiv Aroor- Livefist
     
  2. Sid

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    Army-Air Force joint exercise begins today

    A six-day joint exercise of the Army and the Air Force will begin on Monday in the deserts of Bikaner and Suratgarh near the Pakistan border. ‘Vijayee Bhava' will involve tank to tank wars, helicopter operations and others, Army officials said.

    Personnel from both the services have been practising for the past 15 days for the drill. According to the Army, it conducted 10 major exercises near the Pakistan border in the last six years and this exercise will boost the synergy between the defence forces.

    The Hindu : News / National : Army-Air Force joint exercise begins today
     
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    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Exercise “Vijayee Bhava” begins today

    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.

    http:///exercise-vijayee-bhava-begins-today

    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.
     
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    Good news.Will they practice covert ops?
     
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    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Very Unlikely, covert operations are not practiced in such war games I suppose.
     
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    Army-IAF Offensive Drill Near Pak Border Begins


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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Ok wait for pics are over
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    Indian Army's 'Vijayee Bhava' Gets Underway


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    Indian Army practises blitzkrieg to strike hard at enemy

    Getting leaner and meaner? Army practises blitzkrieg to strike hard at enemy


    NEW DELHI: In keeping with the "transformation" underway in the 1.13-million strong Army to make it leaner and meaner, the force is conducting a major exercise to practice blitzkrieg-style operations to hit the enemy hard at short-notice.

    The exercise " Vijayee Bhava" (Be Victorious), being held in the Thar desert, basically revolves around the armour-intensive 2 Corps, considered to be the most crucial of the Army's three principal "strike" formations tasked with virtually cutting Pakistan into two during a full-fledged war, as was first reported by TOI last month.

    "The manoeuvres are being conducted in north Rajasthan (in the Suratgarh region) to test the operational and transformational effectiveness of the Ambala-based Kharga Corps (2 Corps) as also validate new concepts which have emerged during the transformational studies undertaken by the Army," said an officer on Monday.

    The Army, as reported earlier, has undertaken as many as 13 transformational studies, which range from consolidating strike capabilities to flattening different HQs, with the overall aim being to make the force "an agile, lethal, versatile and networked force" ready for the operational challenges of the 21st Century.

    The most significant endeavour is to bring the three "strike" corps -- 1 Corps (Mathura), 2 Corps (Ambala) and 21 Corps (Bhopal), which are under separate regional commands -- under one umbrella strategic command.

    "Working towards a capability-based approach, the Army has embarked on several transformational initiatives spanning concepts, organizational structures and absorption of new age technology, particularly in PGMs (precision-guided munitions), advanced surveillance systems, space and network-centricity," he said.

    "These are being fielded and trial-evaluated by nominated test-bed formations and units participating in the exercise," added the officer.

    This comes even as Army and IAF have stepped up coordination in the western theatre to build "an integrated and organic" air-land war-fighting machinery. In tune with this, a large number of IAF aircraft, including MiG-29s, MiG-21 'Bisons', Jaguars and Mi-25 attack helicopters, are also taking part in the "Vijayee Bhava" exercise.
     
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    PHOTOS Day 2: Indian Exercise Vijayee Bhava


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    Although good we need such practice in Northeastern Forests...the place where it is much more diffilcult ...were Quick deployment is a Very hard task & Enemy is much more prepared & Well equipped...
     
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    DRDO to test military platforms at Army’s ongoing exercise

     
  12. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    In the last pic, its very strange to see so many different kinds of camos. There is no "Uniformity". There look like mercenaries than soldiers of the 'Indian Army'.
     
  13. Skull and Bones

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    Lol

    Maybe they were supposed to do different tasks, and came together just for the photo session. :lol:
     
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    Rudrakx Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    probably they are the combat vehicle crew.
     
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    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The sad part is seeing troops still using a WW2-era Sterling smg. I don't get this, MoD has billions to spend on fighter jets, AWACs, submarines, vessels, etc. and yet the regular Indian army soldier is one of the most ill-equipped soldier. I'm not expecting the TAR-21 as standard-issue but, seriously, they could not equip them with the INSAS? It's not just the type of gun they're using. The standard-issue helmet is still from the WW2 era and they lack a basic bullet-proof vest.
     
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