Ex-Brazen chariots to unfold armed forces doctrine in Pokhran

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Kolkata, Feb 5 (UNI) Breaking away from the traditional approach, the Indian Army with logistic support from the Indian Air Force is set to project manoeuvre warfare doctrine of the Indian Armed Forces codenamed "Brazen Chariots," to be conducted at the Pokharan field firing range in western Rajasthan, on March 19.

A defence release issued here today said the exercise is being jointly conducted by one of the desert formations of the Indian Army in the sector, who together with the IAF will put to test an array of their latest weaponry system acquisitions including the state-of-the-art missile firing tanks T-90 (Bhisma), all-weather Air Defence Gun Missile systems, searcher Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) besides other electronic sensors and surveillance equipment.

The IAF would provide logistical support to surface forces with induction of airborne troops, while its frontline fighter aircraft including the Su-30 MKI, Jaguar, MIG-27, MIG-21 Bison and armed helicopters.

The synergy with the IAF would highlight the shape of future operations, which would be joint and seamless.

A host of foreign dignitaries and Defence Attaches of friendly foreign countries will witness the exercise that is aimed at putting the mechanized formations through the paces in a simulated, deep offensive scenario in a desert terrain.

The combat exercise will also include the deployment of a comprehensive communication and data linking systems incorporating Battlefield Surveillance System(BSS) and Force Multiplier Command Post (FMCP).

Exercise Brazen Chariots has been conceptualized for exercising combat groups consisting of tanks, infantry combat vehicles and infantry in high Mobility Vehicles, ably supported by air and complimented by weapon platforms of supporting arms and combat logistics in essential tactical applications on the battlefield.


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