Army conducts heliborne exercise in upper reaches of Kashmir

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Dec 7: The Indian Army today conducted a helicopter-borne training and validation exercise in the higher reaches of Kashmir Valley.
A defence spokesperson said that it was a tri-service exercise undertaken in Kashmir with the Indian Air Force, Navy & Army.
“The exercise was planned to validate the joint capability to insert the task force tactically behind enemy lines in an intense air defence and electronic warfare operating environment,” the PRO said.
The successful conduct of the mission, the PRO said, validates the true spirit of joint-ness achieved in planning; utilisation of resources and accomplishment of laid down mission objectives as a true reflection of the tri-service ethos of the Indian Armed forces.
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During the exercise, the heli dropped task force operated in the snow-clad region at heights over 9000 feet.
“The Heli Borne task force included troops from Infantry, The Special Forces and the MARCOS from Indian Navy,” Army said.
The heli drop exercise included full transportation and armed helicopters from the Indian Army and Indian Air Force including the Apaches attack helicopters. “Aspects related to electronic warfare were also validated.”
The spokesperson said that the exercise showcased the capability of the Chinar Corps and the Indian Army to carry out successful operations in high altitude areas “incorporating all facets of the contemporary and modern battlefield in synergy with Indian Air Force & Indian Navy.”