Indian Army and Air Force to carry out war games near China border

Indian Army and Air force announces war games at China border

New Delhi, Sep 11: Over 5,000 troops of the Indian Army’s only Mountain Strike Corps along with Air Force will carry out a massive war game in Arunachal Pradesh in October where Forces will be deployed to practice real war-like situation on the eastern front of the country.

“As part of the war games, the troops of the Tezpur-based 4 Corps will be deployed at a high altitude location to defend their ‘territory’ while a brigade-sized force (over 2,500 troops) of the 17 Mountain Strike Corps would be airlifted by the Indian Air Force to ‘launch an offensive’ against them,” top Army sources told ANI.

The Indian Air Force latest transport aircraft including the C-17, C-130J Super Hercules and the AN-32 will be part of the exercise to airlift the army troops from Baghdogra in West Bengal and deploy them close to the ‘war zone’ in Arunachal Pradesh, they said.

The troops of the 17 Mountain Strike Corps would be from the 59 Mountain Division and will include armoured regiments including battle tanks and infantry combat vehicles along with light howitzers and strike elements.

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