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Army’s ‘Vijay Prahar’ exercise underway in Rajasthan


Mains Paper 3: Internal Security | Security challenges and their management in border areas

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the Vijay Prahar and Gagan Shakti.

Mains level: Aim of the exercise.


‘Vijay Prahar’

  1. Over 20,000 troops of the strike formations of the Army’s South Western Commandare engaged in the “Vijay Prahar” exercise near Suratgarhin Rajasthan
  2. The exercise is being held in the wake of the IAF testing its might in the “Gagan Shakti” exercise in the western sector of Rajasthan
  3. During the exercise, the formations are practising and operationalising certain concepts of operating in the (a) network-centric environment, (b) integrated employment of modern-day sensors with the weapon platforms, (c) employment of attack helicopters in the air cavalry role and (d) a bold offensive of application of the Special Forces

Aim of the exercise

  1. To fine-tune the Army’s jointmanship with the Indian Air Force(IAF)
  2. The IAF carried out the Gagan Shakti exercise and demonstrated its capabilities and strength
  3. In the immediate wake of Gagan Shakti, this exercise is being held for testing and refining army’s jointmanship and maximising the impact of the joint operations

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