After a nearly two-year break, the Indian Army’s Southern Command started tactical military exercise ‘Dakshin Shakti’ in the border territories of Rajasthan and Gujarat on Saturday.
The exercise’s goal is to verify the command’s war readiness and operational performance in the southern region, which accounts for around 41% of the country’s landmass.
During the five-day training, both traditional and modern military tactics will be on exhibit.
“The troops will practise modern-day fighting operations. According to army authorities, “their techniques will be tested in realms including as air, space, cyber, electronic, and information warfare.”
The command authorities stated that “a key focus of the exercise will be on the exploitation of new and indigenous technologies such as the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) ‘Dhruv’, with the integrated weapon system, swarm drones, and artificial intelligence-driven systems providing cohesive intelligence and surveillance.”
“In the future, the command will play a critical role in executing integrated tri-services operations.” The Indian Air Force’s three naval headquarters and air bases, as well as two corps headquarters, are all within the command borders. A senior army official stated, “This type of drill is critical in reaching the future military aim.”