Troops of Striking Lion-Division, Trishakti Corps validated integrated employment of forces in a high altitude area at an altitude of 17,500 ft in North Sikkim.
With the infusion of technology and growing lethality and ranges of weapon platforms available, the battlefield scenario has changed even in high altitude areas, as prevalent in North Sikkim.
“The future battles are likely to be swift, intense and under extreme battlefield transparency and digitized environment, despite being fought in dizzy heights between 17,000 ft to 22,000 ft, at subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen,” said defence spokesperson Lt Col Mahendra Rawat.
“This, therefore, calls for integrated and synergized application of all elements of ground forces to include Infantry, Armour, Mechanised Infantry, Artillery, Aviation, Engineers and logistic support elements,” he said.
The latest induction of New Generation Equipment including Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Quick Reaction Fire Vehicles (QRFVs), Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicles (IPMVs) and many other weapon systems and platforms have added new dimensions to the Indian Army’s existing capabilities to fight wars in High Altitude Areas.
The participating units demonstrated their ability to hit hard and swiftly with precision during the exercise. Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Trishakti Corps expressed satisfaction at the outcomes of the exercise.
The GOC added that future warfare demands integrated and synergized application of all arms and services available at operational and tactical levels, which was the main purpose of the validation exercise.